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A Little Bit of Freedom

Original Title

Kleine Freiheit
Director Yüksel Yavuz
Genre Drama
Country of origin Germany
Language spoken German
Year of production 2003
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This film is one of the Giffoni Film Festival selection for the participants at "Focus on Europe - Kidflix Special"


Baran is a Kurd whose relatives have helped him to come to Germany after the death of his parents. When his asylum application was rejected just shy of his sixteenth birthday, he survives by running errands for a Turkish restaurant. His errands take him from the finest apartments to the lowest clip joints; confronting him with a Bosnian woman who works in a café or a homeless man who "lives" on a park bench. There's even a Turkish girl who is keen on him. But to all of them, Baran remains a closed book. When he encounters the seventeenth-year old African Chernor, an illegal and stateless immigrant, at last Baran finds a friend. But while Chernor tries to finance his emigration to Australia by dealing drugs, Baran's past catches up with him. He keeps encountering an old Kurdish man and one day learns that the man was responsible for his parents' death. Baran wants to avenge them. When he comes into possession of a gun, he confronts the old man but he is unable to act. Shortly afterwards Baran and Chernor are stopped by the police. Baran escapes but Chernor is arrested. Baran can't stand to lose his friend. He retrieves his gun and heads for the police station to free him.