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      Reviews 61% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The daughter (Semra Turan) of traditionalist Turkish immigrants would rather study the art of kung fu than devote her time to academic pursuits. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I do t let you watch it Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member This Danish, muslim kung-fu movie may tread a worn path, but it's an always watchable path. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member As an attempt to make a Danish "Bend it like Beckham" it fails completely. Where "Bend it..." underlines both the pressure from the immigrant cultures AND the British racism, "Fighter" only problemize the Turkish culture and put it in contrast to a liberal positive Danish culture thereby in the end reinforcing racist view in Danish that the problems solely lies in the backward culture of the immigrants. Beside that, the story, acting and choreography just ain't that good. All in all a bad movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member no new tale 2 tell here but still watchable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member There's a boy on the poster, but "Fighter" is actually about a girl, a Turkish muslim who wants to study kung fu in defiance of her conservative father's insistence that this is not a proper pursuit for girls, and that she should not be sacrificing her academic career to it anyway. I thought the film would be yet another remake of "The Karate Kid", but it is more a kind of "Bend It Like Bruce Lee", a sport-centered story of romantic and family relations in a context of clashing cultures. It is about martial arts, though, and it does have training and fight sequences. Most of them involve wirework, which is quite surprising given the realistic tone of the film. Maybe the director is giving us a subjective point of view, showing us what her protagonist believes she is doing, rather than what she actually does. But don't expect too much of a deep relationship between the heroine and her sensei. Though he imparts some epigrammatic Miyagi-style wisdom, he does not have much screen time, and his relationship with his student is not the main focus of the film. What seems to interest the movie makers is rather the plight of this Turkish immigrant in Copenhagen, torn between her father's aspirations for her and her own, between her religion and the libertinism of Denmark's youth, between her loyalties to her siblings and her loyalty to herself. The film is shot like an episode of 24 with quite a few MTV-like montages, which I found rather annoying, though the fast editing and the all the shaking and frantic zooming nicely capture the protagonist's angst. Fortunately, those stylistic choices were compensated for me by an interesting script about engaging characters in an intriguing mix of cultures. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome show. I wanted to see more but it ended :) Front pic should be of her not the guy as it is about Aicha not this bruiser on the cover. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The daughter (Semra Turan) of traditionalist Turkish immigrants would rather study the art of kung fu than devote her time to academic pursuits.
      Natasha Arthy
      Johnny Andersen
      Nikolaj Arcel, Natasha Arthy, Rasmus Heisterberg
      Production Co
      Nimbus Film
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      1h 37m
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