MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,116 this week

Motherland Hotel (1987)
"Anayurt Oteli" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1987 (Italy)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,069 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest and the reality of routine everyday-life starts crumbling into pieces.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Motherland Hotel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Motherland Hotel (1987)

Motherland Hotel (1987) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Motherland Hotel.
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Herd (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Ökten
Stars: Tarik Akan, Melike Demirag, Erol Demiröz
Hope (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

"Umut" is the story of an illiterate man and his family, whose existence depends on his income as a horse cab driver. When one of his horses is killed by an automobile, and when it is clear... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Gülsen Alniaçik, Tuncel Kurtiz
Yol (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün
Fate (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn't struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Serdar Orçin, Zeynep Tokus, Engin Günaydin
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo
Mr. Muhsin (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeric
Dry Summer (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A tobacco farmer tries to ruin his competitors crops by diverting water to his property.

Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit, Ulvi Dogan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In Türkiyë, when a woman is sent to prison, her small children stay with her. In this film, Inci (say "Injee") is sent to prison for murder in self-defense (which warrants incarceration in ... See full summary »

Director: Tunç Basaran
Stars: Nur Sürer, Füsun Demirel, Güzin Özipek
Aaahh Belinda (1986)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Atif Yilmaz
Stars: Müjde Ar, Macit Koper, Yilmaz Zafer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Fikret Hakan, Nurhan Nur, Aliye Rona
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Ömer Kavur
Stars: Talat Bulut, Hande Ataizi, Aytaç Arman
Gizli yüz (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Ömer Kavur
Stars: Rutkay Aziz, Sevda Ferdag, Aziz Kaçar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Macit Koper ...
Zebercet
Sahika Tekand ...
Mysterious woman
Orhan Çagman ...
Man at the lobby
Serra Yilmaz ...
The servant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Alyanak ...
Old man
Yasar Güner ...
Chestnut seller
Kemal Inci
Aslan Kaçar
Cengiz Sezici
Osman Çaglar
Ülkü Ülker
Songül Ülkü
Edit

Storyline

The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest and eventually strangles the maid. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1987 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Motherland Hotel  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Obsessed Loner
4 August 2010 | by (istanbul) – See all my reviews

Anayurt Oteli is based on a novel by an Turkish author, Yusuf Atilgan. It tells the dilemma of a hotel receptionist, Zebercet, who is locked in to his workplace –he is the only employer of the establishment except a cleaning lady- and gradually becomes an obsessed loner with his lack of communication with any other human beings and shows an inclination toward sexual deviation. By this film, the late Turkish director Omer Kavur produced a very successful literary adaption which is so rare in Turkish cinema. The film is not only providing a thoroughly examination of a very bizarre character, but also brilliantly portrays a Turkish small town with its historical buildings, marketplaces, coffeehouses, pubs, courtrooms, barber shops, train stations, movie theaters along with an emphasis on the basic routines such as Friday prayers, local administration announcements heard from street loudspeakers, cockfights and so on. The hotel building also plays a major part in the film and can be easily considered as one of the film characters. The film was made in the late 1980s, but luckily time was not being so harsh on it. If anyone is interested with the higher limits of the Turkish cinema, I'm sure this is one of the films that should be revisited.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Motherland Hotel (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?