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Mala Ahmet, the old leader of a Turkish tribe is suffering from cancer. While running away from the compulsory chemotherapy in the hospital he suddenly finds himself in a nursery home where he is confronted with a different but cruel culture of life: The old people are left alone to their destiny while they wait for their death to come, whereas old people of his own village in the south-east, are treated with utmost care and tenderness by their relatives.
Beyaz Melek really astonished me with strong story, skillful actors and actresses and most of all inexperienced director Mahsun Kirmizigül. If we take into consideration that both the story and directing made by him, then I should congratulate him beyond extra.
The film is based on the sad happenings in the retirement home. We see the old people were beaten, were said bad words, were forgotten by their families. A social problem was reflected well with Beyaz Melek.
In story we can also see the destruction of the big earthquake, fantastic view of salt lake, living traditions of eastern sides of Turkey, patriotic angles related with military, friendship, solidarity, difficulties of city life like economic problem.
Yildiz Kenter as the leader, Cezmi Baskin, Erol Günaydin, Toron Karacaoglu, Gazanfer Özcan, Nejat Uygur, shortly there were too many values played in the movie. I like the parts in east of Turkey views and traditions which I am not familiar much.
I hope this movie will be helpful for correcting social problem in all retirement houses. Watching a successful movie and see its correcting affects will be multiple factor which is required from art and culture.
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