underground-films

Films: - Patriarchy

Bhaji on the Beach

Year of release: 1992

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

A comedy about a group of Asian women from Birmingham who go on a day trip to Blackpool beach. Their little adventure provides them with an opportunity to share their secrets and to reassess their lives. It turns into a journey of self-discovery.

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Filed under: Asian British | Inter-ethnic romance | Journey | Patriarchy | Religion | Secrets

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge / DDLJ / The Brave-Hearted Will Take the Bride

Year of release: 1995

Directed by: Aditya Chopra

Simran and Raj, both NRIs brought up in Britain, meet and fall in love on a grand European tour. However, Simran is promised in marriage to the son of a family friend who lives in Punjab. Simran's father, Chowdary Baldev Singh, who prides himself on having retained his cultural values while making a living as a small shop owner in London, is intent on strengthening the bonds with his country of origin by arranging a marriage between his daughter Simran and the son of a family friend, Kuljeet, in Punjab, India. 

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Filed under: Fathers | Patriarchy | South Asian diaspora | Wedding / Marriage

Dügün - The Wedding / Dügun - Die Heirat

Year of release: 1991

Directed by: Ismet Elci

In this film about the tragic consequences of arranged marriage, Metin, a young man of Kurdish origin is lured back from Germany, where he has found work and a blonde German girlfriend, to his native village in rural Anatolia, under the pretext that his mother is dying.

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Filed under: Patriarchy | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

East Is East

Year of release: 1999

Directed by: Damien O'Donnell

Salford, 1971. Proud Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan lives in a terraced house with his white wife Ella and their seven children. Determined to raise them as traditional Muslims, George sends sons Nazir, Abdul, Tariq, Saleem, Maneer and Sajid to the mosque and makes daughter Meenah dress in saris. However the kids will not submit quietly.

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Filed under: Asian British | Coming of age | Fathers | Mothers | Patriarchy | Queer diaspora | Religion

Head-On / Gegen die Wand

Year of release: 2004

Directed by: Fatih Akin

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Courtesy of WÜSTE Film © Kerstin Stelter

The film tells the story of Cahit, a self-destructive, alcoholic, cocaine-sniffing, 44 year-old Turk living in Hamburg and the 20 year-old, beautiful Turkish girl Sibel.

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Filed under: Journey | Patriarchy | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

I Am My Mother’s Daughter / Ich bin Tochter meiner Mutter

Year of release: 1996

Directed by: Seyhan Derin

In this autobiographical documentary Seyhan Derin, who was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany, explores her parents' migratory history, focusing in particular on her mother's experience.

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Filed under: Daughters | Documentary | Mothers | Patriarchy | Turkish German

Inch’ Allah Sunday/ Inch’ Allah Dimanche

Year of release: 2001

Directed by: Yamina Benguigui

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Courtesy of Yamina Benguigui/Bandits Production

Set in the French town of St. Quentin, Yamina Benguigui's first feature film tells the story of French immigration from a women's perspective. It was inspired by the experience of the filmmaker's own mother, who like countless other women followed their husbands to France in the mid-1970s, following a change in French immigration legislation. 

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Filed under: Maghrebi French | Patriarchy

Karamuk

Year of release: 2002

Directed by: Sülbiye Günar

This Turkish German coming-of-age story centres on seventeen-year-old Johanna, who lives with her single mother in Cologne. Her one ambition in life is to become a fashion designer but she needs to find the money to study in Paris.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Daughters | Fathers | Patriarchy | Secrets | Turkish German

Lola and Bilidikid / Lola und Bilidikid

Year of release: 1998

Directed by: Kutlug Ataman

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Lola (Gandi Mukli) performing as one of The Women Guest Workers (courtesy of zero fiction film)

Set in Berlin's Turkish German gay and transvestite subculture, the film tells the story of Lola, a drag queen in a cabaret act called 'Die Gastarbeiterinnen' (the female guest workers), her macho lover Bilidikid and her brother Murat. The disclosure of her sexual identity resulted in her being evicted from her traditional Turkish family seventeen years ago. 

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Filed under: Patriarchy | Queer diaspora | Secrets | Turkish German

Rage / Wut

Year of release: 2006

Directed by: Züli Aladag

Züli Aladag's controversial made-for-television film Rage imagines the encounter between a white middle-class German family and a young Turkish migrant, who intrudes into the family and terrorises them, as an escalation of violence that challenges the liberal values of the hegemonic family.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Crime | Fathers | Patriarchy | Secrets | Sons | Turkish German

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Levitra Priligy
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