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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Give him a room dad, he has no place to go...

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Tokelau]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Abi va ebni See more »

Filming Locations:

Izmir, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$959,727 (Turkey), 2 December 2005
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cagan Irmak's fourth feature film. See more »

Quotes

Deniz: As people grow, do their dreams get smaller, dad?
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Soundtracks

Bir Sans Daha
Lyrics by Çagan Irmak
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika
Performed by Cihan Okan
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Life as it is...
30 March 2006 | by deg-12See all my reviews

This film was a real surprise for me. I only saw one other Turkish film before this one (Vizontele Tuuba). The story may not be all that original but the way it is told is just wonderful. Lot's of humor (we laughed a lot) and real tragedy (we really needed that handkerchief at the end). I love the parts where you get carried away in the little boy's dreams. That surreal view shows us the differences in thinking between an adult and a child. The music is what you can expect from a Turkish film. You either like it or you don't. But it's never overwhelming. I really recommend this movie to everyone. And no, I am not Turkish!


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