Turtles Can Fly

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Turtles Can Fly

Turtles Can Fly

The film is set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq. Thirteen-year-old Satellite (Soran Ebrahim) is known for his installation of dishes and antennae for local villages who are looking for news of Saddam Hussein and for his limited knowledge of English. He is the dynamic, but manipulative leader of the children, organizing the dangerous but necessary sweeping and clearing of the minefields.

The industrious Satellite arranges trade-ins for unexploded mines. He falls for an orphan named Agrin (Avaz Latif), a sad-faced girl traveling with her disabled, but smart brother Henkov, who appears to have the gift of clairvoyance. The siblings care for a toddler, whose connection to the pair is discovered as harsh truths are revealed.

My Comment

It was a very nice movie, an heart felt situation in Turkish-Iraqi border. The most striking part was when I noticed Agrin fed her baby (as what Henkov called the toddler) and Henkov by papers which actually they eat everyday. Can you imagine eating a paper everyday? That’s not healthy for the kids. Somehow, being at the war is just like a hell. I can’t imagine myself at the situation.

What also I can’t understand is why Agrin want to kill the toddler? Puzzling…

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