Yasemin

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance

Bohm is the new guy in judo class who bets his male classmates he can bed any girl in the class within two days. He choses the beautiful, 17-year-old Romey, a Turk, and sets out in pursuit of her, but finds her a less than willing object of her affection. She is preoccupied with her problems, primarily her conservative father's unwillingness to allow her...read more

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Bohm is the new guy in judo class who bets his male classmates he can bed any girl in the class within two days. He choses the beautiful, 17-year-old Romey, a Turk, and sets out in pursuit of her, but finds her a less than willing object of her affection. She is preoccupied with her

problems, primarily her conservative father's unwillingness to allow her to attend upper school. As conflicts with her family increase, Romey finds herself drawn to Bohm. Nicely mixing lighthearted romance and social documentation, YASEMIN is less a Romeo and Juliet story than a bittersweet

portrayal of its heroine's Western assimilation. Though liberated from Islamic codes for women, she has lost much, as attested to by the film's many touching views of family life (her authoritarian father clearly loves his children even if he doesn't understand them). Young Bohm's general

obtuseness about Turkish culture suggests Romey won't always find understanding in the wider German world, either. Director-screenwriter Hark Bohm (Uwe is his son) has guided his young leads well. If the portrayal of teenage romance tends to undermine the gravity of the cultural conflict, it also

invigorates, like a light breeze, and gives the film much charm. (In German and Turkish; English and German subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Bohm is the new guy in judo class who bets his male classmates he can bed any girl in the class within two days. He choses the beautiful, 17-year-old Romey, a Turk, and sets out in pursuit of her, but finds her a less than willing object of her affection.… (more)

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