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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.


Çagan Irmak


Çagan 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 »


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Bir Sans Daha
Lyrics by Çagan Irmak
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika
Performed by Cihan Okan
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This movie will touch your soul and will not let go!
2 October 2006 | by matrixus-1See all my reviews

**** 10 out of 10 for this movie **** One of the best movies ever made worldwide.

I write this review right after seeing this movie because I want to put down the emotions that stir me this second. I must admit that before watching this masterpiece I was a bit skeptical about it being a drama because most dramas I have seen evolve around irrelevant topics - but this movie will change the way you think.

The story is so heartwarming and real that it will move you far beyond anything you have probably ever experienced before. The actors do such an amazing job that you will sympathize with them and might indulge in some crying even if you are a male.

Even if you don't cry this movie will touch you and will make you think about your own life.

Movies that are able to and make you REFLECT and THINK about yourself, for my taste, are part of the best movies of all time because their messages are delivered in a way so that you will never forget them.

Go see this movie and vote because this is not only the best Turkish movie ever, but one of the best movies ever made.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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