Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (2008)


Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (2008)
Gitmek: Benim Marlon ve Brandom (original title)

Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress from Turkey, had a passionate love affair before returning to their respective homes. From his Kurdish village, Hama Ali sends Ayca video love letters which he has filmed on his handycam. She watches them from her sofa in Istanbul, with her cat for company. The video love letters capture the hellish violence engulfing Iraq, the goats and uncles populating his rural area, and also his tender affection towards her. Feeling suffocated by her own city and angered by the indifference towards the war that surrounds her, Ayca decides to make the journey eastwards to Iraq to be reunited with her lover. GITMEK, a dramatic feature film, is based on the true story of Ayca's departure from Istanbul and her extraordinary journey to the Iraqi border. At a time when many people were fleeing from East to West in ...
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Director Hüseyin Karabey
Writer Ayça Damgaci
Writer Hüseyin Karabey
Release Date2008-11-14
Runtime1h 33mins
GenreDrama, Romance, War
Content Rating
Awards15 wins & 16 nominations.
CompanyA-SI Films, Ajans 21, Motel Films
LanguageEnglish, Kurdish, Turkish
Hama Ali Kahn
Hama Ali Kahn
Hama Ali
Derya (as Nesrin Cevadzade)
Ani Ipekkaya
Ani Ipekkaya
Ahmet Yuksel Or
Ahmet Yuksel Or
Old Neighbour
Omer Sahin
Omer Sahin
Volga Sorgu
Volga Sorgu
Sah Havan (as Volga Sorgu Tekinoglu)
Gokhan Yildiz
Gokhan Yildiz
Young man in bus