The battle for the release of her son Murat from Guantanamo catapults Turkish housewife Rabiye Kurnaz from her house in Bremen straight into world politics and all the way to the Supreme Court in Washington. The temperamental mother and a human rights lawyer fight side-by-side to get Murat out.
Based on Rabiye Kurnaz’s real-life story, Andreas Dresen’s Berlinale-winning political satire introduces German-Turkish comedienne Meltem Kaptan as an international star. With its tension and gallows humor, this post-9/11 narrative turns a controversial incident into a rich character comedy.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France