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My Father and My Son (2005)

Babam ve Oglum (original title)
The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after the military coup of Turkey in 1980.


Cagan Irmak


Cagan Irmak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eser Sariyar Eser Sariyar ... Eser
Çetin Tekindor ... Hüseyin
Fikret Kuskan Fikret Kuskan ... Sadik
Hümeyra ... Nuran
Ege Tanman Ege Tanman ... Deniz
Serif Sezer ... Gülbeyaz
Yetkin Dikinciler ... Salim
Binnur Kaya Binnur Kaya ... Hanife
Mahmut Gökgöz Mahmut Gökgöz ... Ibrahim
Nergis Çorakçi Nergis Çorakçi ... Sakine
Bilge Sen Bilge Sen ... Fatma
Tuba Büyüküstün ... Aysun
Özge Özberk ... Birgül
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Gazeteci Mustafa
Halit Ergenç ... Özkan


Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming an agricultural engineer and taking control of their family farm in an Aegean village. On the dawn of September 12, 1980, when a merciless military coup hits the country, they cannot find access to any hospital or a doctor and his wife dies while giving birth to their only child, Deniz. After a long-lasting period of torture, trials, and jail time, Sadik returns to his village with 7-8 years old Deniz, knowing that it will be hard to correct things with his father, Huseyin. Written by Ali Riza Bolukbasi

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Give him a room dad, he has no place to go...


Drama | Family


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Çagan Irmak's fourth feature film. See more »


Sadik: Did you forgive me?
Sadik's Girlfriend: Of course I did Sadik, why wouldn't one forgive?
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Bir Sans Daha
Lyrics by Cagan Irmak
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika
Performed by Cihan Okan
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The Mediterrenean way of life..
12 January 2008 | by delasalsaSee all my reviews

This is a very good movie without any doubt! During the recent years there have been made some movies that clarifying Turkey's 70s - 80s. As a person who has been experienced those years, the film became a very big sentimental burden for me. Those were the tough days for many. It is a very touchy story..

However, it is not that what makes this film good one.. You don't need to know all Turkish history to feel the movie.. You don't need to be Turkish either.. This is emotion.. This is life.. The Mediterrenean way of life.. I guess in a Mediterrenean perspective the movie would appeal to many. I myself watched a lot of Italian movies with similar scenario. The life from a 7-8 yo kid's eyes gather things in a three-generational dimension.... There are many scenes that are going to be remembered long.. The first encountering of the kid and grandfather is really touchy.. The blood is thicker than water.. This is what so called about a FAMILY..

By the way… for the international audience.. Deniz is name of Turkey's one of the most famous leftish youth leaders in 70:s with a great charismatic personality. So, that's why the name of the kid is not at all a coincidence..

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Release Date:

18 November 2005 (Turkey) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Izmir, Turkey See more »


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1.85 : 1
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