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Sherry Hormann’s A REGULAR WOMAN Gives Voice to a Victim [Trailer/Poster]

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The German drama tells the story of a real life honour killing.


In 2005, Germany was shocked when Hatun Aynur Surucu, a 23-year-old Turkish-German woman, was shot dead by her brother in an "honour killing". Surucu had offended her ultra-conservative family by fleeing from an arranged marriage with her cousin.

Director Sherry Hormann's A Regular Woman seeks to give a voice to Surucu (played here by Almila Bagriacik), who narrates her tragic story. Rauand Taleb, Meral Perin, Murtuz Yolcu, Armin Wahedi and Aram Arami also star.

Speaking about her film, Hormann said "With 'honour killings' we tend to focus on the politics, optics, perpetrator, motive, and societal impact. But what about the murder victim? Aynur was more than just the 'Surucu case'. She was a woman with a voice that still needs to be heard."

A Regular Woman is available through US virtual cinema screenings from June 26th. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer, poster and official synopsis below.




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The official synopsis reads:

A REGULAR WOMAN portrays a glimpse of life for Hatun Aynur Surucu, a free-spirited young woman living with an ultra-conservative Turkish Muslim family in Berlin. After escaping a forced marriage in Turkey with her abusive cousin, Hatun provokes the ire of her family by embracing a westernized lifestyle. After enduring endless harassment, she finally leaves the family and attempts to survive alone with her child, with whom she had escaped Turkey while pregnant. The threats and harassment continue, with German authorities willing to do nothing unless a physical act of harm takes place. This soon tragically materializes as the family decides to task Hatun's youngest brother with a deed that would end the family's "shame," and thrust the horrific practice of honor killings into the national spotlight.