Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM, A
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In this spirited drama from Turkish-born, German-based filmmaker Yuksel Yavuz, our hero, Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt), is a Kurdish teen who makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while trying to outwit the German authorities that denied him political asylum after leaving Turkey. He strikes up a friendship with another outsider, an illegal African immigrant who deals drugs, and becomes the object of desire for his employer's daughter. Neither help him maintain a low profile. "Gritty yet never sordid, lively and affecting" (Lisa Nesselson,
). Nominated for the Max Ophuls Award at the Max Ophuls Festival. In German, Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles.
Yuksel Yavuz---Germany---2003---97 mins.
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