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Yabanci (2012)

Ozgur is a young woman who is the daughter of a refugee family fled to France. She is born and raised in Paris. After her father Huseyin's death, she comes to Istanbul to fulfill Huseyin's ... See full summary »

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Filiz Alpgezmen

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Filiz Alpgezmen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sezin Akbasogullari Sezin Akbasogullari ... Ozgur
Caner Cindoruk Caner Cindoruk ... Ferhat
Serkan Keskin ... Ali
Xavier Clion Xavier Clion ... Stephane
Selen Uçer ... Nazmiye
Enginay Gültekin Enginay Gültekin ... Kubra
Guzide Balci Guzide Balci ... Big Aunt
Hüseyin Özay Hüseyin Özay ... Nurettin
Ozan Uygun Ozan Uygun ... Yigit
Ülkü Duru ... Mad Woman (as Ulku Duru)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mehmet Ufuk Acar Mehmet Ufuk Acar
Tolga Bas Tolga Bas
Mehmet Dostay Mehmet Dostay
Çinar Dostay Çinar Dostay
Birsen Dürülü Birsen Dürülü
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Storyline

Ozgur is a young woman who is the daughter of a refugee family fled to France. She is born and raised in Paris. After her father Huseyin's death, she comes to Istanbul to fulfill Huseyin's last wish. He wanted to be buried in his own country. But because of September 12 military coup d'etat period, Huseyin is no more a Turkish citizen. So this happens to be a great obstacle for Ozgur. This will force Ozgur to a journey both in Istanbul and herself. In this journey Ozgur will meet with her father's and mother's relatives who are completely different people. Most importantly she will meet with Ferhat who will deeply effect her. This journey will become a confrontation with themselves and 2011's Turkey for Ozgur and Ferhat. Written by Ali Alpgezmen

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Plot Keywords:

hijab | woman film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Obca See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A decent watch
1 December 2012 | by vikas_rawatSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the International Film Festival of India, 2012. The movie is about a young girl who travels to Istanbul to honor her father's last wishes and bury him there, after he'd fled to Paris following the revolution in the 80's. The movie is about how she struggles to bury him because he's not a citizen of Turkey.

Running close to 90 minutes, the film is a breezy watch as it follows Ozgur as she goes from Paris to Istanbul and tries to salvage all remaining sources and connections that could help her.

The movie is watchable because of it's decent performances. Ozgur's solitude is shown very well, both by the actor and the director, and the viewer can easily connect with the protagonist. The story, however, could have been treated in a better manner and could have been brisker.

In all, the film is a decent watch. It is not a bad film but not extraordinary either.


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