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.
Nesrin, an urban upper-middle class woman, goes back to her parents' old village in Anatolia to finish a novel and live out her dream of being a writer. When her conservative mother turns ... See full summary »
Esra Bezen Bilgin,
Nihal G. Koldas,
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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...
A different point of view of life from cleaning "ladies"
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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