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I Saw the Sun (2009)
"Günesi gördüm" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 2009 (Turkey)
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In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of Istanbul. While Haydar and Isa Altun decide to stay in Turkey with their young children, Davut Altun and his family migrate north to Norway, enlisting the help of smugglers. They eventually reach their destination and find work in a supermarket, but life as refugees proves relentless. Back in Istanbul, Haydar watches over the family as his wife undergoes an operation due to pregnancy complications. Their son makes friends with a group of transvestites, helping him to understand why he has felt different all of his life. While liberating, his newfound identity is seen as a disgrace to the rest of his family, leading him to flee from the abuse it produces. Written by Robert Mankin IV

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Günesi Gördüm  »

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excellent
24 August 2011 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The film explains the truths about Turkey. Mahsun Kirimizigul is a singer in fact. And nearly half of the Turkish population thinks he is a caveman in Istanbul. But he is the best. He just does his work. He doesn't like magazines like another famous people. He just does his work and disappears.. But our citizen can't understand it. Mahsun knows much more things than the people who say him caveman.. That's OK i love him and his projects, his music, his personality although who whatever says..

Film is really good, you should watch if you are a smart and objective watcher. Thanks!


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