6.6/10
1,212
12 user 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Kutlug Ataman

Writer:

Kutlug Ataman
Reviews
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

2 Girls (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The film is about two teenage girls, Behiye and Handan, with contrasting characteristics and backgrounds, forming a close relationship with sexual implications. As they become closer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman
Stars: Hülya Avsar, Vildan Atasever, Feride Çetin
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Richie Hunter is an American who lives in Istanbul. He meets a stranger, Haldun, who gives him a note with directions. These lead him to visit an aristocrat called Lamia living in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman
Stars: Gönen Bozbey, Metin Uygun, Daniel Chace
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Francesco inherits an old palace from a Turkish aunt and moves to Istanbul to renovate it.

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Stars: Alessandro Gassmann, Francesca d'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi
Aya Seyahat (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1957. A remote village in Erzincan province, Eastern Turkey. The quest of four villagers to travel to the moon is documented with the use of found black-and-white photos and the aid of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman
Stars: Metin Alagas, Gozde Aran, Ahmet Aslan
Mixed Kebab (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ibrahim chooses to live with Kevin over marrying his cousin Elif.

Director: Guy Lee Thys
Stars: Cem Akkanat, Simon Van Buyten, Gamze Tazim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dwarf and a transvestite, both are excluded from the society and doomed to exist at night. Their lives overlap in a strange encounter and this becomes the start of their friendship.

Director: Orhan Oguz
Stars: Derya Alabora, Cahit Akad, Cafer Atalay
Just a Question of Love (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure
Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan
Coming Out I (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer
Zenne Dancer (2011)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A feature film about an unusual trio: Daniel, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Turkish values. Can, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots... See full summary »

Directors: Caner Alper, Mehmet Binay
Stars: Kerem Can, Giovanni Arvaneh, Erkan Avci
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sükran who works at pay box of Haydarpasa is around 40 ages. She has a son whose name is Veysel. He works in a factory. She suffered from her husband's political actions, so she wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Stars: Zuhal Olcay, Michael Mendl, Parkan Özturan
Eastern Boys (2013)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang.

Director: Robin Campillo
Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Bu ates sönmez
Written by Tanay Tolaz, Paul Wuthe, Christoph Rinnert
Performed by Tanay Tolaz
See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


8 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

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

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed