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Toz Bezi (2015)

Nesrin and Hatun are two Kurdish cleaning women living in Istanbul. While Nesrin tries to survive with her little daughter, trying to understand why her husband left her, Hatun dreams of buying a house in the district where they clean.

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Ahu Öztürk

Writer:

Ahu Öztürk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asiye Dinçsoy Asiye Dinçsoy ... Nesrin / cleaning-woman
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal ... Hatun / cleaning-woman
Didem Inselel ... Asli / Nesrin's employer
Serra Yilmaz Serra Yilmaz ... Ayten / Hatun's employer
Gökçe Yanardag Gökçe Yanardag ... Ferda / Ayten's daughter
Ibrahim Iris Ibrahim Iris ... Hakan
Mehmet Özgür ... Sero / Hatun's husband (as Mehmet Ozgur)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murat Çelik Murat Çelik ... Tezgahtar
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Two cleaning ladies, their relationships with the people whose homes they clean, the conflicts in their daily lives, the hierarchies in their close friendships and family relations, their struggle to cling to life, as well as womanhood and motherhood, housecleaning and poverty...

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Country:

Turkey | Germany

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

September 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Dust Cloth See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,254
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A different point of view of life from cleaning "ladies"
9 January 2019 | by iremmeltemozilSee all my reviews

This movie is all about two woman who clean the houses for money. They are poor, they struggle every day and try to hold on to life in Istanbul. These people are part of significant number of houses in Turkey and yet we do not know about these woman's lives. Ahu Öztürk shows us a great point of view of their lives. Characters are not angel or evil, they are just people with great issues. We see their struggle in the movie whole time and we can empathize with those woman easily. This movie does not make you cry but it certainly gives a pain to your heart.


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