Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary ...
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Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation and human suffering. Can you avoid becoming a monster when you've been raised by one? Onur Saylak's debut feature, adapted from the award-winning novel of the same title by Hakan Günday, one of the first novels to document the refugee crisis in Europe, "More" is the gripping story of a boy that gets to grow up in a world where there's no room for innocence.Written by
Director Saylak stated in a interview that the movie faced expansive criticism about its harshness. A Austrian reporter asked him why the movie was so harsh. Saylak asked the reporter which part of the movie felt so harsh, the reporters response was "well first of all a father is beating his own kid". Saylak laughed and said well that is causal in some parts of the world. See more »
Great directorial debut. Shows there is more to come from Onur Saylak.
This was a great debut for Onur Saylak's career. Acting of Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan and Hayat van Eck is so amazing that they draw you towards their character easily. I loved Tuba Büyüküstün's portrayal of a Syrian refugee which showed how they try to survive. The story had so many great mesagges in it showing how the things we go through when we are young affect our character. The coloring and lighting of the movie was great especially the ones where Ahad was driving his truck.
Gaza's character could have been written better as I think that during some moments that would help his character progress he didn't act the way he should have and most of the scenes where we were about to see the movie and the characters progress were meaninglessly cut which these were the biggest problems of the movie that ruined its potential. There were so many great shots but there were so many bad ones aswell especially some handheld shots.
The movie had so much potential but it is still a great movie that gives its message with fantastic acting.
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