A closeted gay Muslim (Cem Akkanat) from a traditional Turkish family lives a double life, falls for a handsome cafe worker (Simon Van Buyten) and tries to figure a way out of an arranged marriage to his cousin (Gamze Tazim) and everything start to fall apart. —Ferry Silitonga
smart, beautiful, touching film. not only for story itself but for inspired manner to use different cultural pieces for a precise puzzle. humor, cultural impact, the family relationship, the identity of a foreign community and its circles. and , sure, the love story. after many homosexual movies, its basic virtue is its special freshness. not a lesson, not a speech about sexual minority rights. only a correct exercise about choice and tradition. and about the impact between worlds. last scene is splendid. and the Turkish bath scenes - full of delicate poetry. amusing, bitter, realistic. a good film. and little more.
- Feb 18, 2014
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