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The Bandit (1996)
"Eskiya" (original title)

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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
Umit Cirak ...
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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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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masterpiece
31 January 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Sener Sen was a well known actor before Eskiya but after this movie he is like Al Pacino for Turkish people.The movie is the best movie of all Turkish movies and I had seen it for nearly ten times and each time I discovered different things and I liked it more.The movie is about an eshkiya means a person lives in the mountains,takes money from rich people in order to survive someone lawless.After 35 years in prison he meets a man in the train and than their fates go in the same way.He will love him as if like his child so that he will even leave his darling for him.The movie is about love,revenge,mafia and drug deals.It is a real masterpiece and I recommend this to everyone


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