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 ...
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Onur is sacked from his job as manager of a pharmaceutical company and is not worried. But his wife Bahar is. Onur doesn't listen to her and becomes indifferent to her and the world around him. He'd rather be surrounded by more zebras.
Bülent Emrah Parlak
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Addresses the issues of ethnicity and belonging and conveys how it feels to be across the borders, not only in terms of dislocating out of the borders of a country but also in terms of struggling to exist at the margins of a society.
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Nihal G. Koldas,
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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.
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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