Fourteen-year-old Gaza (Hayat Van Eck) dreams of escaping his life as a reluctant helper to his domineering father, a people smuggler on Turkey's Aegean coast. The hapless refugees are given temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing to Europe. Onur Saylak's debut feature, adapted from the award-winning novel by Hakan Günday, paints a grim picture of a humanitarian crisis all too close to home.
Hayat Van Eck
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan