Journey to the Sun

Journey to the Sun (1999)

Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan's home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees.

Writing:
  • Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Directing:
  • Yeşim Ustaoğlu
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  • Release Date: 1999-02-16
  • Language: Nederlands | | Türkçe
  • Country: TR, DE, NL
  • Runtime: 104
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