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MUSTANG (2015)

Mustang 2015

A film by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Cast: Erol Afsin, Ilayda Akdogan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu

In the summer in a little village in turkey Lale and her four sisters walk home from school playing innocently with the boys. This set off a scandal and they are the talk of the village. Soon after their home progressively  becomes a prison, schooling turns into getting them for marriage that are being arrange. The 5 sisters who loves their freedom are finding ways to be free again.

Okay here is the version of the virgin suicides à la turkish. Nothing wrong with that it is their version of this film with their culture thrown into it. Here are 5 sisters who enjoy their freedom, on the way to school they play innocently with some boys and the all town thinks it is indecent the way the play with those young boys. Difference of culture here where this Turkish society does not allow to have girls play with boys plus they have to be virgins when they get married otherwise no one will marry them.   They have tradition that they have to follow them. They are orphans since a young age and are raised by their uncle and his mother. The film touches on some sensible area being a woman in turkey is not easy if you are a woman you have to be descent and dress properly according to their code. Ergüven shows you the hell that will come down on the girls once they find out that thy played with some young boys. The mother wants them married before something else like an other scandal arises. The girls however won’t stand for it and will do anything to get out of this hell but it does not come without consequences. And yes maybe a prisoner from Alcatraz will escape or two. Here is a terrific film from turkey not to be missed. The title is Mustang wild horses that can’t be tamed.

Mustang (2015)

Mustang (2015)

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