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Kuzu (2014)

As Eastern Anatolian village tradition requires, 27 year old Medine must serve oven-roasted lamb at her five year old son Mert's circumcision feast.


Kutlug Ataman


Kutlug Ataman (screenplay), Kutlug Ataman
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview:
Erdal Yildiz ... Ekber
Taner Birsel ... Adnan Bey
Sila Lara Cantürk Sila Lara Cantürk ... Vicdan
Nesrin Cavadzade ... Medine
Cahit Gök Cahit Gök ... Ismail
Nursel Köse ... Safiye
Hikmet Karagöz Hikmet Karagöz ... Coban
Hakan Karsak
Gökhan Kiraç Gökhan Kiraç
Güven Kiraç Güven Kiraç ... Muhtar
Nalan Kuruçim Nalan Kuruçim
Emel Göksu ... Sefkat
Serif Sezer ... Leyla
Mert Tastan Mert Tastan ... Mert
Necmettin Çobanoglu Necmettin Çobanoglu ... Haydar Aga


As Eastern Anatolian village tradition requires, 27 year old Medine must serve oven-roasted lamb at her five year old son Mert's circumcision feast. Poor but determined, Medine puts the family to work cutting branches to earn something towards the price of the sheep they need.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Family




Turkey | Germany



Release Date:

19 June 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lamb See more »

Filming Locations:

Erzincan, Turkey


Box Office


EUR700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (HD Digital)


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Director appreciates his confusion by himself only
7 February 2014 | by m_ra_zraSee all my reviews

This film was my first one during the Berlinale 2014. 30 minutes before the screening I entered Cinemaxx 7. I sat on jury's right. I was annoyed by a few young ladies, row behind me, who could not control their emotions. I focused on the title of the film to distract myself from them. I tried to guess from what angle the movie would meets its title. I could not imagine literally and was thinking of 'being calm' or 'without any counter attack'.

It is easier for me to tell what I disliked more than I liked. Locations were chosen perfectly and shots were aesthetic. Young actress was lovely like her hilarious readings. Narratively the viewers has been tried to confuse but although the idea was great, it did not worked out or maybe worse, it was ineffective. One of the jury members had to show his dissatisfaction by leaning forwardly.

I would describe 'Kuzu' emotionally as 'The Stoning of Soraya' in which the leading actress 'accepts' her faith but now suddenly in the final scene she has an successful escape plan which we as viewers have never been fed about.

For the greater part the focus was on the antagonist while the protagonist was calm and in the end we as viewers put on the wrong track of her counter attack.

The young ladies behind me were disappointed because no one from the production crew were there for the q&a part after the screening.

P.S. If you do not like Tamora in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus then you will not like this movie.

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