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Somersault in a Coffin (1996)

Tabutta Rövasata (original title)
Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ahmet Ugurlu ...
Mahsun
Tuncel Kurtiz ...
Reis
Aysen Aydemir ...
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Mahmut Benek
Ahmet Cediladirci
Baris Celiloglu
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Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun loves cars, he steals at nights and in the mornings he drives them back clean and well kept. He lives to emphasize the strange togetherness of possibilities and impossibilities. In this togetherness, Mahsun experiences friendship, trust, a one-way love affair and torture. He insists to survive in his open-air coffin of ancient Istanbul streets. Written by bogazici

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Rumeli Hisari'nda Ruzgarlar Eserken Sen Ve Ben
Written by Baba Zula
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A masterpiece.
24 February 2004 | by (ankara) – See all my reviews

A work of art. Shows money is not every thing was the thing on my mind I was to say.. Ironic... a little more thinking on the subject, money became something. or is it not? no matter what.. this work is a great combination of directing and acting.. worth to think about it..


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