6.6/10
1,367
19 user 25 critic

Fighter (2007)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
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... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

|

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Aicha  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.14 (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Martial arts and Turkish immigrants in Denmark
1 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful and touching movie that deserves a wider viewing than it is likely to get. Semra Turan plays Aicha, a second generation Turkish immigrant, who tries to break the mold. Neither entirely at home with her moderately conservative Muslim family, nor with her liberal Danish friends, Aicha's martial arts experience becomes a fight to find herself and have the strength to allow herself to be who she wants to be in spite of both family and friends.

Director Natasha Arthy manages to balance introspection and narrative so that it has depth without becoming ponderous philosophical discourse, and drawing on Xian Gao's choreography skills pays off in spectacular fight sequences. In the end, however, it is Semra Turan's stunning debut performance that gives this movie spirit. Raw charisma and requisite martial arts skills are complimented by heart to make her personal drama believable.

Well worth your while.


41 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed