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My Father and My Son (2005)

Babam ve Oglum (original title)
The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after a military coup in 1980's Turkey.

Director:

Çagan Irmak

Writer:

Çagan Irmak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Çetin Tekindor ... Hüseyin
Fikret Kuskan Fikret Kuskan ... Sadik
Hümeyra ... Nuran
Ege Tanman Ege Tanman ... Deniz
Serif Sezer ... Gülbeyaz
Yetkin Dikinciler ... Salim
Binnur Kaya Binnur Kaya ... Hanife
Mahmut Gökgöz Mahmut Gökgöz ... Ibrahim
Nergis Çorakçi Nergis Çorakçi ... Sakine
Bilge Sen Bilge Sen ... Fatma
Tuba Büyüküstün ... Aysun
Özge Özberk ... Birgül
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Gazeteci Mustafa
Halit Ergenç ... Özkan
Tugyan Akay Kavukçu Tugyan Akay Kavukçu ... K. Hüseyin
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Storyline

Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming an agricultural engineer and taking control of their family farm in an Aegean village. On the dawn of September 12, 1980, when a merciless military coup hits the country, they cannot find access to any hospital or a doctor and his wife dies while giving birth to their only child, Deniz. After a long-lasting period of torture, trials, and jail time, Sadik returns to his village with 7-8 years old Deniz, knowing that it will be hard to correct things with his father, Huseyin. Written by Ali Riza Bolukbasi

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Taglines:

Give him a room dad, he has no place to go...

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Tokelau]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Abi va ebni See more »

Filming Locations:

Izmir, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$959,727 (Turkey), 2 December 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Avsar Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cagan Irmak's fourth feature film. See more »

Quotes

Hüseyin: There are also things I couldn't tell you. I don't know how to speak... You are my son, you are a soul closer to me than my own flesh. That's all I'll say, you understand the rest...
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Soundtracks

Bir Sans Daha
Lyrics by Çagan Irmak
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika
Performed by Cihan Okan
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Great acting in an entertaining drama
19 December 2005 | by onelSee all my reviews

The acting was perfect in this movie from the kid (Deniz) to Çetin Tekindor (Hüseyin Aga). All player did their job in a great performance. Also the places the film shot was great. My grandfather lives in a similar village, and I used to go to there in summers in my early ages. I went to back again to my childhood when I was watching the movie. It reflects the life style of those places in a very good manner and reality. No detail was skipped. Also the director mixed the drama and joy in the movie very well so that you can laugh suddenly when you pity for something you see in the movie. This was, I think, a great directing success for the new generation director, Çagan Irmak. So, this a "must to see" film I think, especially for the Turkish viewers (It includes so much domestic features). But international viewers can also get a real good taste of it, because main themes (such as family bonds, love of son) in the movie are humane things.


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