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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)

Lola + Bilidikid (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 11 March 1999 (Germany)
17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gandi Mukli ...
Lola
Baki Davrak ...
Murat
Erdal Yildiz ...
Bilidikid
Inge Keller ...
Ute
Michael Gerber ...
Friedrich
Murat Yilmaz ...
Iskender
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Osman
Hakan Tandogan ...
Fatma Souad
Cihangir Gümüstürkmen ...
Lale Lokum
Celal Perk ...
Sehrazat
Mesut Ozdemir ...
Kalipso
Ulrich Simontowitz ...
Man in Tiergarten
Willi Herren ...
Rudy
Mario Irrek ...
Hendryk
Jan Andres ...
Walter
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Lolas letzter Tanz
Written & Performed by Oruç Gürbüz
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World of Murat
28 January 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Excinting labyrinth of desires, illusions and freedom's skin. Exploration of ambiguous universe and many questions about facts, gestures or games without end. Fall from artificial paradises and slices of original silence. Bones of old wars and innocence of long expectation.

It is a cruel trip in a harsh way of life. Expresion of special search and everyday lost. It is interesting the relation of characters with Turkish memories. The image of run, the limits of refuge, the routine and the dialogs, the touch of disappointed and the hope of a chimeric future.

In fact, the atmosphere of "Lola + Bilidikid" is the same like in latest Romanians movies ("Stare de fapt", "Marfa si banii", "Pepe si Fifi", Prea tarziu", "Terminus Paradis"). Same moral crisis, same disillusion, same stupid games, same torpor.

But the essence of film is the search of Murat. Hero of Dostoievsky, he lives beyond the secrets or lies. He is projection of his personal discoveries and for him the dreams are more that fiction. He hopes.


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