Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush

119 mins
8.6 / 10 (2815)


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.

MUBI's take

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.

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