Mustang (2015)

8/10 by 202 users

In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.

Release Date:June 17, 2015
Production Company:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Canal+, Doha Film Institute, Ciné+, ZDF/Arte, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Kinology, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, CG Cinéma, Doha Film Institute, The, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film, Turkish Culture Ministry
Production Countries:Qatar, France, Germany, Turkey
Director:Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Louise Arhex
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Plot Keywords:sister sister relationship, arranged marriage, sexism, turkey, gang, teenage girl, sexual violence, violence, teenage sexuality, woman director, girls
  • bullshit for the western gaze
    June 23, 2016
    I am Turkish. I know how people behave in rural parts of Turkey. This movie is so ridiculously bad I would not waste another sentence for it if it wasn't for the minimal review length requirement of IMDb. So here it is, 10 lines... Actors do not even come close to give an authentic depiction of how people living in a village in İnebolu act and behave. The story is a disaster. The general attitude of the movie is tastelessly didactic. Don't you ever think that you get a somewhat accurate representation of anything regarding Turkish society from this excuse of a movie. The director/writer does obviously not know how things work in rural parts of Turkey. One of the writers is not even Turkish. So, go figure... The fuss around this movie (oscar nomination etc.) is a textbook case of westerners appreciating narratives about the rest of the world which justify their ideological preconceptions.