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Journey to the Sun (1999)
"Günese yolculuk" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 February 2001 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Nazmî Kirik ...
Berzan (as Nazmi Qirix)
Newroz Baz ...
Mehmet
Mizgin Kapazan ...
Arzu
Ara Güler ...
Süleyman Bey
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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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Welcome to Turkey
16 March 2000 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

We as the Turkish audience, were able to see the movie in our theaters by March 2000. The film is about what most of us ignore to see, or ignore to show in Turkey. It has a documentary aspect, the amateur actors and the real location shots increases the honesty and realism in the film.

Without sloganized dialogues or manipulatng plot it is a story of a journey through Turkey's wounds...


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