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Gitmek: Benim Marlon ve Brandom (2008)

Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress... See full summary »

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Hüseyin Karabey (as Huseyin Karabey)

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Ayça Damgaci, Hüseyin Karabey (as Huseyin Karabey)
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Credited cast:
Ayça Damgaci Ayça Damgaci ... Ayça
Hama Ali Kahn Hama Ali Kahn ... Hama Ali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cengiz Bozkurt ... Azad
Nesrin Cavadzade ... Derya (as Nesrin Cevadzade)
Ani Ipekkaya Ani Ipekkaya ... Ariknas
Ahmet Yuksel Or Ahmet Yuksel Or ... Old Neighbour
Emrah Ozdemir Emrah Ozdemir ... Soran
Omer Sahin Omer Sahin ... Halil
Volga Sorgu Volga Sorgu ... Sah Havan (as Volga Sorgu Tekinoglu)
Gokhan Yildiz Gokhan Yildiz ... Young man in bus
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Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress from Turkey, had a passionate love affair before returning to their respective homes. From his Kurdish village, Hama Ali sends Ayca video love letters which he has filmed on his handycam. She watches them from her sofa in Istanbul, with her cat for company. The video love letters capture the hellish violence engulfing Iraq, the goats and uncles populating his rural area, and also his tender affection towards her. Feeling suffocated by her own city and angered by the indifference towards the war that surrounds her, Ayca decides to make the journey eastwards to Iraq to be reunited with her lover. GITMEK, a dramatic feature film, is based on the true story of Ayca's departure from Istanbul and her extraordinary journey to the Iraqi border. At a time when many people were fleeing from East to West in ... Written by Anonymous

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14 November 2008 (Turkey) See more »

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My Marlon and Brando See more »

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A deeply personal story of love and war
27 August 2009 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Turkish documentary filmmaker Huseyin Karabey teams up with actress and screenwriter Ayca Damgaci to tell this deeply personal love story set against the backdrop of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq that was based on true events and won them both critical acclaim and a slew of international film festival awards.

Ayca Damgaci puts in an incredibly powerful central performance as she carries the film virtually by herself with fine but fleeting support from Cengiz Bozkurt, Nesrin Cavadzade and Ani Ipekkaya as well as hilarious and emotional excerpts from the video love letters of as her leading man Hama Ali Kahn.

The filmmakers retrace the leading lady's curious journey from west to east in search of love putting the director's documentary film-making skills to good use capturing the flavour of the places the pass through and people to meet in a cinéma vérité that accentuates the human tragedy.

Only winds from the East.


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