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Big Man, Little Love (2001)

Büyük adam küçük ask (original title)
Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!

Director:

Handan Ipekçi

Writer:

Handan Ipekçi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sükran Güngör Sükran Güngör ... Rifat Bey
Dilan Erçetin Dilan Erçetin ... Hejar
Füsun Demirel ... Sakine
Yildiz Kenter ... Müzeyyen Hanim
Ismail Hakki Sen Ismail Hakki Sen ... Evdo Emmi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devrim Zeynep Ateser Devrim Zeynep Ateser ... (as Zeynep Ateser)
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Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!

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A little Kurdish girl humanizes a big Turkish judge!

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Drama

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Official submission of Turkey for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. See more »

Connections

References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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radical for turkey
25 October 2002 | by morningsiderSee all my reviews

I think this movie deserves a lot more credit once viewed within the context of modern turkey. without this context, the movie may seem like your run of the mill gruff-old-man-meets-cute-little-girl-and-sheds-rough-exterior story yet there is much more to it than that. i thought it was a very welcome move that the movie not only took a stab at police brutality and political persecution in turkey (which are everyday realities), it also challenged the standard, "progressive", ataturkist line about a homogenous nation (one nation/one language, etc). it was very touching to see the subtle transition that this man of principles experienced in coming to terms with the brutal reality of eastern turkey. the acting was also quite natural -- the vulnerability that the little girl displayed was superb.


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Country:

Turkey | Greece | Hungary

Language:

Turkish | Kurdish

Release Date:

19 October 2001 (Turkey) See more »

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