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Journey to the Sun (1999)

Günese Yolculuk (original title)
Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »

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Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan's home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees. Written by Maple-2

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$4,391 (USA) (9 February 2001)

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Moral and human, not just political
9 April 2000 | by (washington, dc) – See all my reviews

This a beautiful movie with a moral and humane view that rises above the political. It shows how human interactions can be deep and independent of the political. The picture reveals a sensitive vision expressed with mature skill. The construction and cinematography are superb.


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