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Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 17 June 2015 (France)
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When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Günes Sensoy ...
Doga Zeynep Doguslu ...
Nur
Tugba Sunguroglu ...
Elit Iscan ...
Ece
Ilayda Akdogan ...
Nihal G. Koldas ...
The Grandmother (as Nihal Koldas)
Ayberk Pekcan ...
Erol
Bahar Kerimoglu ...
Dilek
Burak Yigit ...
Yasin
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Osman
Suzanne Marrot ...
Aunt Hanife
Serife Kara ...
The Great-Aunt
Aynur Komecoglu ...
Aunt Emine
Sevval Aydin ...
Erin
Enes Sürüm ...
Ekin
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Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Written by Festival de Cannes

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Their spirit would never be broken

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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17 June 2015 (France)  »

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Mustang: Belleza salvaje  »

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Budget:

€1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,151 (USA) (22 November 2015)

Gross:

$845,464 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

IN the scene where the grandma opens the wardrobe, a t-shirt with "#direngezi" hashtag on it is seen. The hashtag is the famous motto for the riots which took place when the government wanted to demolish the "Gezi Park" at the central of Taksim Square. See more »

Goofs

The girls want to go to the Galatasaray-Trabzon match. They say to Yasin that they need to go to Trabzon. However, later when we see them on TV, the score shows Galatasaray's (GS) name first which means the match is in Istanbul not in Trabzon. See more »

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Selma: I slept with the entire world.
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Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

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Yüksek Yüksek Tepeler
(Anonymous)
Performed by Selim Sesler
© Public Domain
(p) 2006 Pozitif Müzik Yamm
Label: Doublemoon Records / www.doublemoon.com.tr
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Socially riveting tale
12 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A film like this can work on many levels, and surely not just on a basic entertainment factor. It's intriguing because it sets up situations and dilemmas that different sections of the world may entirely reveal shock at it, but these sort of situations can be unfortunate for all involved. Gender issues are at the forefront here and the writing cleverly touches on the issue, along with sexuality as a whole, while creating well-developed characters that serve to guide us through the fascinating, intriguing tale. The entire film is well-directed, a lot of nuance in the proceedings as well as a delicate hand that may have spiraled out of control in the hands of another director. The acting is also uniformly good, and all of the young female characters (in particular the lead) handle the heavy material really well.


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