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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)

Lola + Bilidikid (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 11 March 1999 (Germany)
17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose... See full summary »

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Kutlug Ataman

Writer:

Kutlug Ataman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gandi Mukli Gandi Mukli ... Lola
Baki Davrak ... Murat
Erdal Yildiz ... Bilidikid
Inge Keller ... Ute
Michael Gerber Michael Gerber ... Friedrich
Murat Yilmaz Murat Yilmaz ... Iskender
Hasan Ali Mete Hasan Ali Mete ... Osman
Hakan Tandogan Hakan Tandogan ... Fatma Souad
Cihangir Gümüstürkmen Cihangir Gümüstürkmen ... Lale Lokum
Celal Perk Celal Perk ... Sehrazat
Mesut Ozdemir Mesut Ozdemir ... Kalipso
Ulrich Simontowitz Ulrich Simontowitz ... Man in Tiergarten
Willi Herren Willi Herren ... Rudy
Mario Irrek Mario Irrek ... Hendryk
Jan Andres Jan Andres ... Walter
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Turkish | German

Release Date:

11 March 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lola and Billy the Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ich liebe dich
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Volker Schwarz
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NOT a "Feel Good Movie"
16 July 2001 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

I was disappointed in this film after reading the other comments here and thought I should add my own.

This movie may be an accurate depiction of what life in Berlin for gay Turks is like but it is on the whole a depressing movie. Perhaps Germany is still at this point, but this movie has many of the overtones of the self loathing gay movies that were prevalent in this country in the 50's and 60's. Others have said that there are touches of West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause about this movie but those weren't exactly feel good movies either.

A few more moments spent on the nascent relationship between Murat and the waif-like German boy that he meets could have made all the difference.

Ah well… I've always been a romantic.


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