MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,359 this week

My Father and My Son (2005)
"Babam ve oglum" (original title)

8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 27,591 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 6 critic

Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 30 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Father and My Son (2005)

My Father and My Son (2005) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Father and My Son.
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Bandit (1996)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeric
Vizontele (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called ... See full summary »

Directors: Yilmaz Erdogan, Ömer Faruk Sorak
Stars: Yilmaz Erdogan, Demet Akbag, Altan Erkekli
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a cab driver, Fikret, ... See full summary »

Director: Çagan Irmak
Stars: Nejat Isler, Fikret Kuskan, Basak Köklükaya
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The lives of three homicide detectives are turned upside-down during a murder investigation.

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Cem Yilmaz, Çetin Tekindor
Eyyvah eyvah (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A clarinet player goes on a search for his real father, teaming up with an eccentric nightclub singer.

Director: Hakan Algül
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Tanju Tuncel
The Magician (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.

Directors: Ali Taner Baltaci, Cem Yilmaz
Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Mazhar Alanson, Özlem Tekin
Lovelorn (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Idealist Nazim returns home to his family in Istanbul after a 15-year gap away teaching in a remote Turkish village in eastern Turkey. Becoming a taxi driver he meets a single mother who ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Meltem Cumbul, Sener Sen, Timuçin Esen
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Mert Firat, Belçim Bilgin
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak
Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Rasim Öztekin, Özkan Ugur
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of 1980 summer Yilmaz lived in his own town... The last days of his childhood... The days he saw so many things about love, friendship, neighbourhood, politics and culture... The ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
Stars: Yilmaz Erdogan, Tarik Akan, Demet Akbag
Alone (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Tells about those people whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles; It is also Foods, mothers, old songs and love that this movie is consists of.

Director: Çagan Irmak
Stars: Melis Birkan, Cemal Hünal, Yildiz Kültür
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Lazy, uneducated students share a very close band. They live together in the dormitory, where they plan their latest pranks. When a new headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Münir Özkul, Halit Akçatepe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Çetin Tekindor ...
...
Nuran
...
Gülbeyaz Teyze
Tuba Büyüküstün ...
Aysun
Yetkin Dikinciler ...
Salim
Binnur Kaya ...
Hanife
Özge Özberk ...
Birgül
...
Özkan
Mahmut Gökgöz ...
Kahya
Bilge Sen ...
Fatma
Ege Tanman ...
Erdal Tosun ...
Mustafa
Nergis Çorakçi ...
Sakine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Can Senozan ...
Mehmet
Edit

Storyline

Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming an agricultural engineer and taking control of their family farm in an Aegean village. On the dawn of September 12, 1980, when a merciless military coup hits the country, they cannot find access to any hospital or a doctor and his wife dies while giving birth to their only child, Deniz. After a long-lasting period of torture, trials, and jail time, Sadik returns to his village with 7-8 years old Deniz, knowing that it will be hard to correct things with his father, Huseyin. Written by Ali Riza Bolukbasi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Give him a room dad, he has no place to go...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Apám és fiam  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$959,727 (Turkey) (2 December 2005)

Gross:

$7,237,964 (Europe) (23 December 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sadik: Did you forgive me?
Sadik's Girlfriend: Of course I did Sadik, why wouldn't one forgive?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

In case you come across 'Babam ve Oglum'...
24 March 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie came out in Turkey late 2005, without much advertising. It's a small family drama, set largely in western rural turkey in 1987. Within a couple of weeks, the film became a smash hit solely through word-of-mouth. Since then, it has received every national award and has become the third-biggest grossing film of the country's history by mid-March (it could go even higher, considering it's still playing in theaters after several months). It is indeed a good movie, but i doubt it'll reach the same kind of wide audiences outside the country. It's well-written, well-acted and well-shot; but some of the jokes, and especially the local accent that adds the movie a lot of its charm will be lost on international audiences i'm afraid. Similarly, the film doesn't give much information about the political events that unfold in the background. I think one of the reasons the film did so well is that it reflects the atmosphere of the older Turkish films, from the industry's heyday in the sixties. Its mixture of comedy and tearjerker melodrama catches a very subtle balance. Granted, the melodrama bits are rather manipulative, but effective nonetheless. I heard that a tissue company did a campaign where they distributed tissues to the ingoing audiences, don't know if it's true though. My one (small) problem with the film is a few anachronistic details, but i guess they wouldn't even be noticed by someone who wasn't around then and there. If you come across this movie at a local festival or some other way (not very likely, but anyway), give it a shot. It's worth watching just to see the little kid in the leading role.


41 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
top 250 omarre86
overrated??? agoos10
WTF? marikun46
NO VOTING!!! WHY? k-marslan
How to find its DVD? cdworldx
Best Turkish Movie Ever... ccan91
Discuss My Father and My Son (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?