Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Driven by the desire to see his son get an education and rise out of their level of abject poverty, a peasant father takes his boy to Istanbul to look for the advantages that were missing in his life. He hopes to find a good job so he can send his son to school, but as time goes by it seems they can barely make their way around the city and stay out of debt, let alone get ahead. Besides, the police always seem to be after them for one thing or another. Director Ali Ozgenturk was arrested before he completed shooting this film, with no reason given for his arrest -- as the content of his film suggests, this is not an unusual occurrence. He was later released.
father, parent/child-relationship, son, Turkish [nationality], unemployment, school