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Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

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In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »

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Can Ulkay

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Yigit Güralp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Çetin Tekindor ... Süleyman Dilbirligi (old)
Ismail Hacioglu ... Süleyman Dilbirligi (young)
Kyung-jin Lee Kyung-jin Lee ... Ayla (adult)
Kim Seol Kim Seol ... Ayla (child)
Ali Atay Ali Atay ... Ali
Damla Sönmez ... Nuran
Murat Yildirim ... Lieutenant Mesut
Taner Birsel ... Major Fuat
Cade Carradine ... Captain Cage
Kim Byoungsoon Kim Byoungsoon ... South Korean General
Meral Çetinkaya ... Nimet (old)
Johnny Young ... Lieutenant Lee
Mehmet Esen ... Colonel Celal
Altan Erkekli ... Huseyin Dilbirligi
Caner Kurtaran Caner Kurtaran ... Sadik
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Storyline

In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together? Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

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Language:

Chinese | Turkish | Korean | English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$946,947
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Iskenderun, where the turkish part of the story begins, is a cosmopolite southern industrial city of Turkey. The natal city of Suleyman, the main character is Maras, it's most likely a rural city at the southeast of Turkey. So, it gives in fact some kind of a sociological depth to the turkish characters of the story. See more »

Goofs

Scene of North Korean Ambush; the American officer holding a Beretta sport model pistol ; it should be 45.cal 1911 Colt instead. See more »

Connections

References Love Happy (1949) See more »

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Absolutely a great movie!
25 October 2017 | by EminsmskSee all my reviews

In my opinion this movie one of the best Turkish movies. First of all, this movie has a real story. In the Korean War, the Turkish army did great things.So history lovers might enjoy this movie.Also,the movie was very impressive.The relationship between the Turkish soldier and the little Korean girl was very beautiful.In summary,I really recommend this movie to watch.


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