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Semra Turan ...
Aicha Ahman
Nima Nabipour ...
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Emil Andersen (as Cyron Bjørn Melville)
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Sadi Tekelioglu ...
Aicha's Father
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Xian Gao ...
Sifu
Denize Karabuda ...
Aicha's Mother
Ertugrul Yilan ...
Mehmet
Özlem Saglanmak ...
Yasemin
Yüksel Isik ...
Yasemin's father
Nevin Rasmussen ...
Yasemin's mother
Mira Sarah Altshul ...
Fadime Ahman
Frank Thiel ...
Student counselor
Trine Appel ...
Karate coach
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Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't inspire her. Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love. But the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu, and Aicha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants. Written by Natasha Arthy

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Martial arts and Turkish immigrants in Denmark
1 January 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

A beautiful and touching movie that deserves a wider viewing than it is likely to get. Semra Turan plays Aicha, a second generation Turkish immigrant, who tries to break the mold. Neither entirely at home with her moderately conservative Muslim family, nor with her liberal Danish friends, Aicha's martial arts experience becomes a fight to find herself and have the strength to allow herself to be who she wants to be in spite of both family and friends.

Director Natasha Arthy manages to balance introspection and narrative so that it has depth without becoming ponderous philosophical discourse, and drawing on Xian Gao's choreography skills pays off in spectacular fight sequences. In the end, however, it is Semra Turan's stunning debut performance that gives this movie spirit. Raw charisma and requisite martial arts skills are complimented by heart to make her personal drama believable.

Well worth your while.


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