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My Father's Wings (2016)

Babamin Kanatlari (original title)
Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction ... See full summary »

Director:

Kivanç Sezer

Writer:

Kivanç Sezer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Menderes Samancilar ... Ibrahim
Musab Ekici Musab Ekici ... Yusuf
Kubra Kip Kubra Kip ... Nihal
Tansel Öngel ... Resul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cüneyt Yalaz Cüneyt Yalaz ... Doktor
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Storyline

Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction worker who, unlike his peers, has to drop all plans for the future after being diagnosed with a malignant tumor. This self-assured debut contemplates the dignity of the individual within the context of modern Turkish society.

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labor | construction site | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Kurdish | Turkish

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

My Father's Wings See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,241
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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the value of workers' lives
25 November 2016 | by kofistosSee all my reviews

This realist film, which focuses on a worker, depicts one of the results of growing construction sector in Turkey in terms of labor. I liked the film because it shows the background of "reputable" residential projects that pop up everyday. The scenes are, unfortunately, very familiar to any person who lives in Turkey. It is commonly encountered that "prestigious" companies bargain on the workers who were murdered at workplace. These companies can get rid of their responsibility to sustain occupational health and safety through blaming the workers for not being careful. Furthermore, the government supports the companies by defining workplace homicide as "destiny" of a worker and "natural" result (fıtrat) of working. That's why it is strange to see Ministry of Culture and Tourism as one of the supporters of the film.


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