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Ay Lav Yu

Theatrical poster
Directed by Sermiyan Midyat
Produced by Sinan Çetin
Gülşah Ünder
Ebru Yalçın
Written by Sermiyan Midyat
Starring Sermiyan Midyat
Steve Guttenberg
Mariel Hemingway
Cinematography Ercan Özkan
Studio Plato Film Production
Release date(s) March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12)
Running time 102 mins.
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Ay Lav Yu is a 2010 Turkish comedy film directed by Sermiyan Midyat.



Filming took place from 14 July to 10 August 2009 on location in Hasankeyf, Nurlu, Izbirak and Istanbul, Turkey.[1][2]


Yusuf Ağa, the local administrator of the tiny southeast Anatolian village of Tinne, keeps sending petitions to high level state officials to make the voice of his village heard by the central government. Years ago, Yusuf abandoned his son, İbrahim, in the courtyard of a university so that he could get a good education and become an important man. There, İbrahim was found by Father Hana, who raised him and gave him a good life. Now İbrahim has turned 30, and he returns to his village -- along with his girlfriend, Jessica. But will the tiny village of Tinne become the new home of İbrahim and Jessica?


The film opened across Germany on March 11, 2010 (2010-03-11) and across Turkey and Austria on March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12) at number seven in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $274,525.[3]

Opening weekend gross
Date Territory Screens Rank Gross
March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12) Turkey 116 7 $274,525
March 11, 2010 (2010-03-11) Germany 32 32 $80,690
March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12) Austria 4 21 $19,426



Box Office

The film has made a total gross of $274,525.[3]


Emrah Güler, writing for Hürriyet Daily News, describes the film as, a comedy on cultural differences between the residents of a remote village and Americans with a newfound paranoia of Muslims after 9/11, and recomeds it to, Those who would like to see how a director from Turkey perceives Islamophobia by Americans.[4]

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