Mustang (2015)

8/10 by 246 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
  • Socially riveting tale
    February 12, 2016
    A film like this can work on many levels, and surely not just on a basic entertainment factor. It's intriguing because it sets up situations and dilemmas that different sections of the world may entirely reveal shock at it, but these sort of situations can be unfortunate for all involved. Gender issues are at the forefront here and the writing cleverly touches on the issue, along with sexuality as a whole, while creating well-developed characters that serve to guide us through the fascinating, intriguing tale. The entire film is well-directed, a lot of nuance in the proceedings as well as a delicate hand that may have spiraled out of control in the hands of another director. The acting is also uniformly good, and all of the young female characters (in particular the lead) handle the heavy material really well.