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Aynur is shot to death by her brother Nuri on a busy street in Berlin. Without suspecting anything, she accompanies him to the bus stop down the road, while her five-year-old son Can is asleep in her apartment only a few hundred miles away. How could this happen, what led to this deed?

In A REGULAR WOMAN, Aynur is telling her own story, her perspective of what happened. It is the story of a confident young woman who loves life and knows exactly how she wants to live hers. A woman who escapes the violence of her marriage and refuses to let her brothers and parents dictate what she can and cannot do. She gets her own apartment, she apprentices as an electrician and she goes out to meet new men and friends. Although she knows that her behavior goes against her family’s tradition and it can put her in danger, her desire for freedom is stronger. However, her brothers’ insults and threats becoming increasingly serious and before long, it is ultimately too late.

The film is based on the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, whose murder caused an outcry in 2005. The witnesses are still in the witness-protection program to this day.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Sherry Hormann
Screenplay Florian Oeller
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Cast Almila Bagriacik, Rauand Taleb, Meral Perin, Mürtüz Yolcu, Armin Wahedi, Aram Arami
Producer Sandra Maischberger
Production Company Vincent TV
Runtime 92 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
 German, Turkish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Tribeca 2019, Jerusalem 2019, Melbourne 2019, Mumbai 2019, Taipei Golden Horse 2019, Kolkata 2019, Energa Camerimage 2019, Rio de Janeiro 2019, Bengaluru 2020
With backing from German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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