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Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (1989)

Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar (original title)
Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday.


Tunç Basaran


Tunç Basaran, Feride Çiçekoglu (story "Ayni Adli Kitabindon")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ozan Bilen Ozan Bilen ... Baris
Nur Sürer Nur Sürer ... Inci
Füsun Demirel Füsun Demirel ... Fatma
Güzin Özipek Güzin Özipek
Güzin Özyagcilar Güzin Özyagcilar ... (as Güzin Ozyagcilar)
Meral Çetinkaya
Ayla Arslancan Ayla Arslancan
Ayben Erman Ayben Erman
Emel Çeviren Emel Çeviren
Tanju Tuncer Tanju Tuncer
Sabriye Kara Sabriye Kara
Özlem Savas Özlem Savas
Sevim Metin Sevim Metin
Gülizar Tunç Gülizar Tunç
Selma Tarcan Selma Tarcan
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In Türkiyë, when a woman is sent to prison, her small children stay with her. In this film, Inci (say "Injee") is sent to prison for murder in self-defense (which warrants incarceration in Türkiyë), and while there, develops a special friendship with a little boy who is the son of another inmate. Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Although the English subtitles for some releases of the film refer to pretzels, the actual food discussed in the film's dialogue is simit, which is a ring of bread covered usually with sesame seeds. See more »

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Shedding light to feminity in prisons
26 April 2004 | by ocenkgSee all my reviews

'Ucurtmayi Vurmasinlar' is the work of Feride Cicekoglu who spent some of her life in prisons because of her ideological beliefs.So,this film makes as its subject lives of imprisoned people, their hopes, sufferings and emotions lively.When, you watch the film, you feel deeply inside the little world of a little boy who does not know his father and whose life is confined to his mother.He meets Inci, the main female character in the film.His life improves remarkably and esteems Inci's presence in his life greatly.In watching this film, you can shed light into women's prisons and common activities involved.Fierce competition amongst women, intensity of desires created by lack of men, attempts to establish a more telarable life inside 4 walls, are excellently touched from beginning to the end.

When I watched this film for the first time,I remember having cried much tears after seeing little love of great-hearted boy,Ozan.He is so talented, succesful and realistic in his role.

You must see Nur Surer starring Inci too.She consolidated her reputation thanks to this production.

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Release Date:

7 November 1989 (Turkey) See more »

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Be Badbadak Shellik Nakon See more »

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