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Mommo -- A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Mommo -- Can a boy of nine be a big brother, a father, a mother and a luminary all at once? For young Ayse, the answer is yes. This simple tale of a village and the relationship between a brother and sister in the village portrays one of the grittier realities of


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Atalay Tasdiken (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »
A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Atalay Tasdiken 
Writing credits
Atalay Tasdiken (screenplay)

Produced by
Atalay Tasdiken .... producer
Original Music by
Erkan Ogur 
Cinematography by
Ali Özel 
Film Editing by
Serhat Solmaz 
Sound Department
Mustafa Bolukbasi .... sound
Meriç Erseçgen .... sound effects editor
Nurkut Ozdemir .... consultant: dolby film sound
Cem Uner .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Sencer Yalcin .... special effects crew
Camera and Electrical Department
Ahmet Yesevi Ozel .... best boy
Editorial Department
Tolga Girici .... colorist
Sencer Yalcin .... on-line editor

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Also Known As:
"The Bogeyman" - Europe (English title) (festival title)
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Argentina:94 min | Germany:94 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Oo sweet childhood, where art thou?, 25 March 2010
Author: filozof ( from Istanbul, Turkey

They say the first is from your heart, be it a book, or be it a film. This beautiful film Atalay Tasdiken's debut, will catch you directly from your heart, and it will leave you with a sweet and bitter taste paradoxically. Like time itself. The past was once, we were kids once. But no longer. The film depicts the holding/together of two siblings, one boy and one girl. The elder brother is taking care of his little sister. Their father married to another woman doesn't care about them. Their grandfather is desperate and helpless as he cannot take care of them properly. The boy's strong stance in the face of everything that hurts and comes over them is heroic. Too human, too minimal in a small corner of the world in Turkey, Konya in a village. But if you see the film it is going to open the doors of universal human condition before your eyes into your heart. It is pure poetry and the visuals are stunning and without exaggeration. Just see the film, and remember that once we were kids, that we had unconditional love for our brothers or sisters, that we are fragile! Mommo is one of those films with magic touch and sense of masterful simplicity! Listen to the music of simple and bare life. Sad but sweet! Enjoy it...

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