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Lola Bilidikid (1999)

 

Director: E. Kutlug Ataman
Writer: E. Kutlug Ataman
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Year: 1999
Runtime: 95 min

 

Stars: Gandi Mukli, Baki Davrak and Erdal Yildiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danas sam jedva odgledao ovaj film jer je subtitle bio totalno razdešen. Srec’om BS Plajer ima opciju da pomijera titlove unaprijed ili u nazad te sam uspio da odgledam do kraja. Ova Njemac(ko- Turska drama i nije toliko loša za odgledati, ali ipak vam preporuc(ujem da pokušate nac’i bolje podešen titl ili ako se vec’ neko razumije u to neka podesi ovaj što sam ga stavio u rar fajlu. Inac(e film je na njemac(kom jeziku.

Murat je sedamnaestogodišnji Turski imigrant koji sa bratom i majkom živi u Berlinu u jednoj izrazito tradicionalistic(koj porodici. Obožava Lolu, tranvestita koji radi u jednom Queen baru, a seksualno se zadovoljava po javnim toaletima, i nekakvim mrac(nim parkovima, c(esto naplac’ujuc’i matorim pederima .
U baru gdje radi Lola upoznaje Bilija, mac(o turkish lika, koji je u “vezi” sa Lolom, i zeli da osnuje brak, što Bili odbija sa gnušanjem i prezirom.
Na drugoj strani sredovec(ni arhitekta Friedrich zaljubljuje se u jednog turc(ina Iskendera kojemu je osnovno zanimanje biti prostitutka i lopov. Friedrichova majka, postarija gospo?a ( izgleda kao neka baba iz aristrokatske kuc’e) voli da dominira svakom situacijom, da sve zna i kontroliše.
Film pravi paralelu izme?u dvije potpuno razlic(ite kulture, a kojima je jedina zajednic(ka tac(ka nastojanje da ogranic(i i sputa ponašanje koje izlazi iz tradicionalnih okvira.

English:

Lola Bilidikid (1999)
lbdcMurat (Baki Davrak) is a seventeen year old gay Turkish immigrant, who lives with his mother and brother in Berlin. Murat lurks around public toilets and drag bars trying to find some entry point into his adulthood and eventually encounters Lola (Gandi Mukli), a drag performer who turns out to be Murat’s estranged brother. Lola is stuck in a relationship with Bili (Erdal Yilidiz) who’s so hung up on being macho that he insists Lola have a sex change so they can marry and be man and wife, rather than a gay couple, something which Bili despises. Elsewhere, aging HIV-positive architect Friedrich (Michael Gerber) falls in love with Turkish hustler Iskender (Murat Yilmaz) and battles his controlling mother Ute (Inge Keller).

Despite its soapy, busy plot, Lola + Bilidikid is a tranquilised, ellipitical film that makes for a detached and ultimately unimpressive viewing experience. The film’s excess of characters and sickly float of ennui and displacement just doesn’t gel into anything interesting. We know that immigrants face racism and taunting all over the world, and the stock-standard sensitive-boy-coming-out plot really should have been retired to stud many moons ago. Ancient Keller, who’s acted in German films since the 1940s, is an imperious highlight but even she seems to be wondering what she’s supposed to be doing half the time.

 

[myyoutubeplaylist O4_gRdHgMy4, Hqs3j_gajRk, HC8iTDc85t8, I-zAI1TrdKs, ylZgUC_rVw8] The film attempts a commentary on breaking free from restrictive family bonds with Murat and Friedrich like generational bookends to a postwar Europe that has drifted in many different directions. But this film is too scattershot and its script too malnourished to do this interesting idea any kind of justice. Lola and Murat seem to fight for supremacy as the film’s main character, but they end up in a disjointed stalemate where only one can appear in any one scene. Behind them, Bili, Friedrich, Iskender et al mash together as an indistinct mopey ensemble. The film’s climax is incongruous and excessively pessimisitc.

Another German film about an artificially red haired Lola in distress released the same year was Run, Lola Run, an innovative corker that mopped up awards and audience excitement around the world. Lola + Bilikid could have taken a few more risks and well, been an entirely different film, and it may have avoided ending up the plain, ugly twin sister.
17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father’s death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected.

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