DVD Review: Bekas
In early 1990, two Kurdish brothers, living on the streets since their parents died, catch a glimpse of a ‘Superman’ film screening in their town. Instantly transfixed by the story, and Superman’s powers and ability to set things right, the boys soon believe that getting to America and meeting Superman will fix all their problems. Superman would fly them back to Iraq, bring their parents back from the dead and get rid of Saddam Hussein.
This of course sounds preposterous to us, but for two little boys, Superman has fueled their imagination and given them undeniable hope. All they need now is passports, money a little luck and a donkey called Michael Jackson.
But then the older brother falls in love, and things get complicated.
Along the course of the film these two brothers embark on an amazing journey, where they will know love, lose and the importance of family.
Whilst some will be left scratching their heads because in reality, not a lot happens, Bekas is a story about two kids. It is a story that is told with an amazing amount of heart. It is a story that gets right under your skin, allowing you to fall in love with these orphan kids and will have you wanting them to actually meet Superman.
Rating: M Offensive language.