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Ozgur is a young woman who is the daughter of a refugee family fled to France. She is born and raised in Paris. After her father Huseyin's death, she comes to Istanbul to fulfill Huseyin's last wish. He wanted to be buried in his own country. But because of September 12 military coup d'etat period, Huseyin is no more a Turkish citizen. So this happens to be a great obstacle for Ozgur. This will force Ozgur to a journey both in Istanbul and herself. In this journey Ozgur will meet with her father's and mother's relatives who are completely different people. Most importantly she will meet with Ferhat who will deeply effect her. This journey will become a confrontation with themselves and 2011's Turkey for Ozgur and Ferhat. Written by
I saw this film at the International Film Festival of India, 2012. The movie is about a young girl who travels to Istanbul to honor her father's last wishes and bury him there, after he'd fled to Paris following the revolution in the 80's. The movie is about how she struggles to bury him because he's not a citizen of Turkey.
Running close to 90 minutes, the film is a breezy watch as it follows Ozgur as she goes from Paris to Istanbul and tries to salvage all remaining sources and connections that could help her.
The movie is watchable because of it's decent performances. Ozgur's solitude is shown very well, both by the actor and the director, and the viewer can easily connect with the protagonist. The story, however, could have been treated in a better manner and could have been brisker.
In all, the film is a decent watch. It is not a bad film but not extraordinary either.
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