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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 ... See full summary »

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Mahsun Kirmizigül
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahsun Kirmizigül ... Ramo
Demet Evgar ... Havar
Murat Ünalmis ... Mamo
Cemal Toktas ... Kadri
Erol Demiröz ... Haydar
Altan Erkekli ... Davut
Emre Kinay ... Musto
Menderes Samancilar ... Cuma
Serif Sezer ... Gülistan
Ceyhun Fersoy ... Service Elemani
Ali Sürmeli ... Nedim
Yigit Özsener ... Lieutenant Caner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cem Aksakal ... Cansu
Cansu Aktay ... Delal
Sarp Apak ... Soldier Ahmet
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Storyline

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. Written by Robert Mankin IV

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Children here don't shape their own destiny.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | Norwegian | Kurdish

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

I Saw the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

TRL 5,057,256 (Turkey), 15 March 2009, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Boyut Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Turkey's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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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 »

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excellent
24 August 2011 | by umitkaygisizSee all my reviews

The film explains the truths about Turkey. Mahsun Kirimizigul is a singer in fact. And nearly half of the Turkish population thinks he is a caveman in Istanbul. But he is the best. He just does his work. He doesn't like magazines like another famous people. He just does his work and disappears.. But our citizen can't understand it. Mahsun knows much more things than the people who say him caveman.. That's OK i love him and his projects, his music, his personality although who whatever says..

Film is really good, you should watch if you are a smart and objective watcher. Thanks!


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