The film is based on 'Fikrimin Ince Gulu', a novel by Adalet Agaoglu, which depicts a first generation gurbetci/guest-worker returning home. It covers his land journey in short bursts from ... See full summary »
Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »
Nihal G. Koldas
Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »
A young woman moves with her husband and small child to her husband's family in Istanbul. Her son becomes ill and the doctor tells her that he will soon die if he doesn't get an operation. ... See full summary »
My Prostitute Love is a 'realist melodrama' that represents the sentiment of 60s' Istanbul in an authentic way. Poetically written and carefully crafted in cinematography, it juxtaposes the... See full summary »
Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday.
An excellent thriller based on the real story of thousands
I've just seen the movie and when I think that It was made in 1976 I just can't help myself from thinking deeply on this hidden success. Before seeing the movie I hardly heard about the movie and most people living in Turkey don't know there is a movie based on such a sensible and tragic story of thousands of people who emigrated from the countryside of Turkey to Europe without simply knowing anything about the new life they'd come across when they get there. The story cover all what you expect; cultural shock, immigrants being looked down on and being humiliated, xenophobia, incurable dead-end, betrayal and what's more important of all; struggle simply to survive... All those who describe themselves Europeans and criticize minorities living in their country of not having been able to integrate themselves to the society and still staying isolated deliberately should see this movie and think twice before making such cruel criticism. It explains quite well how so-called "criminals" of today once was the victims of the past.
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