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Aynur is shot to death by her brother Nuri on a busy street in Berlin. Without suspecting anything, she accompanies him to the bus stop down the road, while her five-year-old son Can is asleep in her apartment only a few hundred miles away. How could this happen, what led to this deed? In A REGULAR WOMAN, Aynur is telling her own story, her perspective of what happened. It is the story of a con dent young woman who loves life and knows exactly how she wants to live hers. A woman who escapes the violence of her marriage and refuses to let her brothers and parents dictate what she can and cannot do. She gets her own apartment and her son, she apprentices as an electrician and she goes out to meet new men and friends. Although she knows that her behavior goes against her family’s tradition and it can put her in danger, her desire for freedom is stronger. However, her brothers’ insults and threats get increasingly serious and before long, it is ultimately too late. The film is based on the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, whose murder caused an outcry in 2005 and the witness is still in the witness protection program to this day.