In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of Istanbul. While Haydar and Isa Altun decide to stay in Turkey with their young children, Davut Altun and his family migrate north to Norway, enlisting the help of smugglers. They eventually reach their destination and find work in a supermarket, but life as refugees proves relentless. Back in Istanbul, Haydar watches over the family as his wife undergoes an operation due to pregnancy complications. Their son makes friends with a group of transvestites, helping him to understand why he has felt different all of his life. While liberating, his newfound identity is seen as a disgrace to the rest of his family, leading him to flee from the abuse it produces.
Robert Mankin IV
Children here don't shape their own destiny.
Did You Know?
Turkey's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more
At the starting scene you can see 2 attack helicopters those are Mil Mi-24 helicopters (Russian made) and Turkey doesn't have helicopters like this ones. See more
You Owe Me
Lyrics and Music by Raga Oktay See more
13 March 2009 (Turkey)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $26,477,630
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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