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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 »

Genres:

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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Box Office

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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Connections

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

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Pleasantly surprised
25 September 2010 | by pcleary99See all my reviews

I hit the couch to eat lunch and turned on Sundance channel and came in at the first third of the movie . . . didn't leave the couch. Good movie. As in the other movie reviews there is no real new story line here, but what caught me was the lighting. Shots were she is with her family are shot in darker lighting and when Semra is in the environment her heart wants to be in (ex. Kung Fu studio) the lighting is much brighter. Simple little things like this and the floating camera (?) make it a good MOVIE and add power to the story and the acting. I don't know if it was intentional, but Semra's "less is more" acting really helped sell the internal struggle she was going through to deal with the chains of Turkish societal and familial expectations. Now I can't wait to see it again from start to finish - and with my 12 year old daughter who just started serious training in sports. Should be required watching for girls in Jr. High.


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