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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 a military coup in 1980's Turkey.

Director:

Çagan Irmak

Writer:

Çagan Irmak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Tugyan Akay Kavukçu Tugyan Akay Kavukçu ... K. Hüseyin
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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...

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title "Babam ve Oglum" means "My Father and My Son". See more »

Quotes

Sadik: Give him a room, a place to stay dad; he has nowhere to go!
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Soundtracks

Bir Sans Daha
Lyrics by Çagan Irmak
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika
Performed by Cihan Okan
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Clever, poignant, brilliant and "human"..
28 December 2005 | by scananSee all my reviews

A simple story becomes a sad and poignant movie about ordinary people.. Every person I know who had the chance to watch this wonderful movie have cried -especially during the second half.. I applause everyone involved in the production of this magnificent piece of work.. Really brilliant work, presenting some top-notch performances (esp by Humeyra and Cetin Tekindor) and a clever collection of spectacular moments. No special effects, no superhuman strengths no fantastic landscapes.. Just human and the ordinary feelings. I felt some rush to call my mom and dad just after the movie to be sure that they are OK and to make them know once again that I really care about them. This movie makes you think deeper on values that make us human and also etches itself irreversibly to your memory by touching the deepest possible regions of your soul.. Highly recommended; a must-see! Do not forget your tissue papers because you probably will not be able to keep your tears from flowing...

Thanks Cagan Irmak, and continue to blow our minds away..


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Official Sites:

Official site [Tokelau]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Izmir, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,612,999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Avsar Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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