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Fighter (2007)

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Aicha attends Kung Fu at her high school in Copenhagen. Her Muslim, Turkish father wants her to study hard and become a doctor but instead she starts training at a Kung Fu club where Emil helps with her training. They become friends.

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Natasha Arthy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Semra Turan Semra Turan ... Aicha Ahman
Nima Nabipour Nima Nabipour ... Ali Ahman
Cyron Melville ... Emil Andersen (as Cyron Bjørn Melville)
Molly Blixt Egelind ... Sofie
Sadi Tekelioglu ... Aicha's Father
Behruz Banissi ... Omar Yüksel
Xian Gao Xian Gao ... Sifu
Denize Karabuda Denize Karabuda ... Aicha's Mother
Ertugrul Yilan Ertugrul Yilan ... Mehmet
Özlem Saglanmak ... Yasemin
Yüksel Isik Yüksel Isik ... Yasemin's father
Nevin Rasmussen Nevin Rasmussen ... Yasemin's mother
Mira Sarah Altshul Mira Sarah Altshul ... Fadime Ahman
Frank Thiel ... Student counselor
Trine Appel Trine Appel ... Karate coach
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Storyline

Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't inspire her. Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love. But the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu, and Aicha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants. Written by Natasha Arthy

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Taglines:

Fight from the heart. Fight for your life. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Turkish | English | Chinese

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Aicha See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,445
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good movie but not really a Kung Fu Film
1 August 2016 | by nicholls_lesSee all my reviews

Not a bad movie at all and it tells an interesting story of Aicha, a young Turkish girl who wants to learn kung fu. Her Turkish parents, like many immigrants want her to get good grades and get into medical school. Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love. Aicha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants.

This is more a movie about culture and it shows how immigrants to the west with Muslim values never really get to fit in as they cling to traditional ways of doing things. The coldness and at time cruelty of her father is probably not very unusual in similar family's. The fact that Aicha wants to do Kung fu is sort of irrelevant as she could have chosen anything that her family didn't approve of.

As for the movie itself Semra Turan is pretty good as the main character, although there is to much of her running in panic that gets a bit annoying. Cyron Melville as Emyl, the boy who falls for her is a decent actor, pretty good acrobat but clearly not a martial artist. I've never liked movies that overly feature wire work but this is what the director wanted.

So if you like good Kung fu movies this isn't really for you, but as a movie about clashes of cultures it is pretty good.


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