Love in Another Language

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Love in Another Language
Theatrical poster
Directed by İlksen Başarır
Produced by Murat Şenöy
Burhan Bengi
Written by İlksen Başarır
Mert Fırat
Starring Saadet Aksoy
Lale Mansur
Mert Fırat
Music by Uğur Akyürek
Cinematography Hayk Karaosman
Edited by Arzu Volkan
Tonaj Productions
Distributed by Medyavizyon
Release date
  • December 18, 2009 (2009-12-18)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Box office $771,785

Love in Another Language (Turkish: Başka Dilde Aşk) is a 2009 Turkish drama film directed by İlksen Başarır, starring Mert Fırat as a young deaf man who falls in love with a call-center worker. The film, which went on nationwide general release on December 18, 2009 (2009-12-18), won awards at film festivals in Antalya, Bursa and Ankara as well as the 3rd Yeşilçam Awards.


The film was shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey.[1]


Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks of the people around him. At his friend Vedat’s engagement party, he meets Zeynep, who later finds out about Onur’s hearing disability, but is not bothered by it. She is forced by her overbearing father to leave home and gets a job at a call-center. Having to speak on the phone all day to people she doesn’t know, Zeynep finds peace with Onur, who she communicates with perfectly without speaking...


General release[edit]

The film opened in 38 screens across Turkey on December 18, 2009 (2009-12-18) at number nine in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $103,877.[2]

Festival screenings[edit]


Box Office[edit]

The film twice reached number nine in the Turkish box office chart and has made a total gross of $771,785.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Filming locations for Baska dilde ask". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Baska Dilde Ask". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Emerging directors dominate Golden Orange competition". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Başka Dilde Aşk / Love in Another Language". BISRFF. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ "10 titles vying for prizes at Bursa’s Silk Road festival". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Başka Dilde Aşk / Love in Another Language". AIFF. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Reha Erdem, İnan Temelkuran share top Golden Orange award". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Patterson’s ‘Dark Cloud’ wins top Bursa festival prize". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  9. ^ "‘Köprüdekiler’ receives best movie award at Ankara Film Festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Winners presented with awards at Ankara Film Festival". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ "3rd Yeşilçam Awards presented". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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