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The Town (1997)

Kasaba (original title)
The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

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Saffet (as M. Emin Toprak)
Havva Saglam ...
Asiye
Cihat Bütün ...
Ali
Fatma Ceylan ...
Nine
Emin Ceylan ...
Dede (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Sercihan Alevoglu ...
Father - Baba (as Sercihan Alioglu)
Semra Yilmaz ...
Mother - Anne
Latif Altintas ...
Teacher - Ögretmen
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Deli Ahmet
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The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

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First part of the unofficial "Provincial Prilogy" with Mayis Sikintisi (1999) and Uzak (2002). See more »

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Ismail arrives at class and enters through a door where the floor is wet and and has small patches of snow. When another student goes to close the door, the floor is now dry. See more »

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Followed by Mayis Sikintisi (1999) See more »

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have you ever seen a beautiful and extraordinary girl but says nothing?
13 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

No need to talk about the story as there are many sentences around, this film is very good for me as long as i can see all from the eyes of the children, the rest, really i did not get any slightest feeling, the conversations are so poor that you do your best to stay concentrated & awake (especially if you watch it at night) actually i stopped watching it in the middle, but the next day i wanted to finish because i tried to persuade myself that i had watched it wrong :) the film is unique in Turkish cinema, and because of that i put it in a different place, i must congratulate NBC (the director) because of his serving that kind of out-of-line film in our history, but that cannot make it a good film alone... apart from my mostly negative comments above, the class scene (at the beginning where the boy enters class with snow all around his body and what happens after..) is very effective, i like it very much when i first saw the class scene on youtube, that i wanted to watch the film immediately, another thing is that i liked the dream scenes, so simple but so innocent, for my part, NBC has a very powerful photographer eye, but when you make all film full of that kind of scenes you make it rather slower and sometimes unavoidably boring, and he must definitely write more effective sentences, really they never grab me, its like a very beautiful and extraordinary girl but talking like my grandmom, to sum up the case, its a very extraordinary film but without something to go back and re-watch (except class scene)on the other hand i appreciate this film very much because it is not made for making money, otherwise it would have been less boring and probably NBC would have chosen some other cast out of his family members, he seems to made it for himself.


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