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Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
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Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
Original name: Ayla
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a 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?
Style: touching, factual, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: korean war, orphan, little girl, turk, soldier, school, child custody, military base, care, rescue, reunion, earthquake, military, family relations, mother daughter relationship, military life, overprotective mother, intercom, foster home, foster parent, turkish army, airplane, death, journalist, blood ...
Time: year 2010, year 1950

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