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The Bandit (1996)
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The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sener Sen ...
Baran
Ugur Yücel ...
Cumali
Sermin Hürmeric ...
Keje (as Sermin Sen)
Yesim Salkim ...
Emel
Kamran Usluer ...
Berfo (as Kamuran Usluer)
Ulku Duru ...
Mother of Emel (as Ülkü Duru)
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Sedat
Necdet Mahfi Ayral ...
Andref Miskin
Kayhan Yildizoglu ...
Artist Kemal
Güven Hokna ...
Sevim
Kemal Inci ...
Mustafa
Melih Çardak ...
Demircan
Settar Tanriögen ...
Laz Naci
Celal Perk ...
Deli Selim
Ümit Çirak ...
Cimbom (as Ümit Cirak)
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The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village is now underwater thanks to the construction of a new dam. He then heads for Istanbul to get revenge upon his former best friend, the man who snitched on him and stole his lover Keje. Along the way, Baran teams up with Cumali, a tough young punk who finds the thief's old-fashioned ways rather quaint. When Cumali gets into deep trouble with a crime boss, Baran adds another vengeful task to his roster. Written by Anonymous

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This movie is exclusively regarded as the savior and the turning point of the Turkish cinema which was desperately struggling against the foreign films since 1980 and having difficulty to attract the domestic audience. See more »

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Baran: [to Cumali, on the hotel rooftop] Don't be afraid, you will just go to soil, then you will become soil, then you will walk to the body of a flower with waters. From there, you will reach the essence. A bee will get to the essence of the flower. Maybe, maybe that bee will be me.
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Just one of the best films I've seen
16 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the cinematography to the plot, to the fine acting, this film is a great example of the diversity of film-making outside Hollywood. A triumph from beginning to end, this film is pretty difficult to pigeonhole as it has so many elements to it. Is it a thriller, is it a reflection on one man's life, is it a buddy movie, is it a revenge movie? It's all this and more. It's got a great pace about it and the depiction of city and country is nicely juxtaposed in many of it's scenes. It's a while since I've seen this film, but there are so many scenes which have stayed with me. I love this film, but damn it's difficult to find.


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