A Little Bit of Freedom 2003
Kleine Freiheit (original title)
1h 42min | Drama | 15 April 2004 (Germany)
Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt) is a young Kurd who was sent to Hamburg after his parents, who had helped Kurdish rebels, were betrayed and subsequently killed by the Turkish militia. Now that Baran is 16, he is no longer allowed to stay in Germany and faces the bleak prospect of getting deported back.
Baran meets Chernor (Leroy Delmar), an African boy who has the same problem and trafficks drugs to make some money. Chernor is openly gay and their friendship has sexual overtones from the beginning. Baran also has very little interest in girls, even though a marriage might solve his immigration-related legal trouble.
Things get even more complicated when Baran spots the traitor of his family and wants to kill him. However, the man pleads for his life and Baran spares him. After this act of forgiveness, Cherno and Baran have sex together for the first time, making it clear to Baran that his interest in Cherno goes beyond friendship.
Finally, both Cherno and Baran, who had made a desperate attempt to free Cherno, are arrested by the police.
This is one of these movies you watch and think “so what?!?”. But then, when you walk to the bus stop you start mulling over the plot and you wonder “why didn’t the guy… ?”. And by the time you’re going to bed you’re reflecting on the characters and the story puzzled whether they could be the same in real life. The following morning your memories are getting mixed up with your imagination and fantasy and then you realise that was a bloody good movie and you have to see it again. I personally like such movies that keep me thinking and contemplating for a while. Strongly recommended!!!
Director: Yüksel Yavuz
Writers: Henner Winckler, Yüksel Yavuz
Stars: Cagdas Bozkurt, Necmettin Çobanoglu, Leroy Delmar
Language: German | Kurdish | Turkish
Release Date: 15 April 2004 (Germany)
Also Known As: A Little Bit of Freedom
Filming Locations: St. Pauli, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, Germany
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 1 000 MiB
Duration : 1 h 36 min
Overall bit rate : 1 445 kb/s