Production Country: Turkey
Production Year: 2019
Running Time: 115 min.
Original Title: Hür Köle
Original Language: Turkish
Subtitle: English, French
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Mehmet, a former Imam who dreamed of becoming a movie director, faces immense financial
difficulties in funding his film project. His wife leaves him due to his financial problems, and he ends
up losing everything he had, including his home. As a result, he and his daughter Ayse are forced
to live in a hostel, and Mehmet struggles to provide for her. His desperate attempts to convince
producers to invest in his film fail, leaving him deeply in debt.
Mehmet’s life hits a new low when he loses his mother, and he becomes suicidal. However, a chance
encounter with a Dervish gives him hope and he finds work as a hotel cleaner, while also visiting
Ayse in a children’s home. One day, he meets Esma, a disabled woman from a wealthy family who
recognizes him as an award-winning filmmaker. Esma starts developing feelings for Mehmet, and
he becomes a source of comfort and support for her. Esma’s father, Hulusi, offers to fund Mehmet’s
dream project and support him financially if he agrees to marry Esma. Mehmet initially rejects the
offer but later decides to marry Esma out of pity. Sadly, Mehmet’s neglected illness proves fatal, and
he dies on his wedding day. Esma recovers and returns to full health.