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149 Ratings


Gönül Yarası

Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Turkey, 2005


Idealist Nazim returns home to his family in Istanbul after a 15-year gap away teaching in a remote Kurdish village in eastern Turkey. Becoming a taxi driver he meets a single mother who works in a sleazy club and becomes embroiled in her plight – a troublesome ex-husband who won’t leave her alone.

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Awards & Festivals

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

2005 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Best Actress (FIPRESCI Prize)

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