I SAW THE SUN

GÜNEŞİ GÖRDÜM

By Mahsun KIRMIZIGÜL

ANKARA CINEMA ASSOCIATION - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2009

The fate of the Altun family is typical of the 2.5 million Kurds driven from their homeland in the southeast of Turkey. This is the story of the family’s forced migration from the region and the displaced lives they later lead in Istanbul.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mahsun KIRMIZIGÜL
    • Writer(s)
    • Mahsun KIRMIZIGÜL
    • Producer(s)
    • Murat TOKAT (BOYUT FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • The fate of the Altun family is typical of the 2.5 million Kurds driven from their homeland in the southeast of Turkey. This is the story of the family’s forced migration from the region and the displaced lives they later lead in Istanbul, at the opposite end of the country, and still further away in Norway. To the Altuns, the land they know as home is heaven on earth, but a war of 25 years has poisoned that, making everyday life hell. One of the Altun sons, a soldier doing national service, meets his guerrilla brother head-on in a mountainside clash; another brother, a cripple, has been legless since stepping on a land-mine. Eventually, these last remaining Kurdish families are levered off the land and forced to migrate to the big city.
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