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Salkim Hanim'in Taneleri (1999)

A tax causes lots of pains in Turkey at the second world war times. This movie tells the problems of non muslim people in Turkey. Halit Bey who is a rich man has a mentally retarted wife ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hülya Avsar ...
Nora
Zafer Algöz ...
Durmus
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Bekir
Zuhal Olcay ...
Nefise
Kamran Usluer ...
Halit Bey
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Levon
Derya Alabora ...
Nimet
Gokcen Gokcebag ...
Rustem
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Ramazan Akboga ...
Soför
Murat Daltaban ...
Artin
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A tax causes lots of pains in Turkey at the second world war times. This movie tells the problems of non muslim people in Turkey. Halit Bey who is a rich man has a mentally retarted wife called Nora. His wife is non muslim and when the tax started to be collecting, like other non muslim citizens in Turkey Nora and Halit Bey suffers because of that.

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19 November 1999 (Turkey)  »

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Mrs. Salkim's Diamonds  »

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Official submission of Turkey for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000. See more »

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Good period dramatization
2 January 2001 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews



I'd seen the movie in its premiere. I must say it is a good period dramatization and camera work impressed me. For its public appeal the film owes much to famous star Hulya Avsar and Zafer Algoz who catched the fame with Okan Bayulgen's talk-show ZAGA.

However what makes "Salkim hanimin taneleri" interesting is rather the story which deals with one of the most problematic era of recent Turkish history when heavy taxes were imposed on people and non-Muslim citizens had to pay it at highest rate. Through the tragedy of one non-Muslim family, you also get an idea about minority psychology and their survival strategy.

On the other hand, through the greedy character Durmus and his dirty plans to possess non-Muslims' wealth the director blows a heavy criticism to official history and to new Turkish capital owners, and also examines the problem of peaceful living together of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds.

In many ways it is an interesting film worth to see, and I highly recommend

it especially for those who are interested in history and for those who love the song Sari Gelin.


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