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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilyas Salman ...
Bayram
Valérie Lemoine ...
Kezban (as Valerie Lemoine)
Micky Sébastian ...
Vapurdaki Sarisin
Alexander Gittinger ...
Minibüs Sürücüsü
Savas Yurttas ...
Veli
Saadet Gürses ...
Solmaz
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Ibrahim
Serra Yilmaz ...
Pasaport Memuru
Filiz Küçüktepe ...
Veli'nin Karisi
Tuncay Akça ...
Kâhya
Mustafa Suphi Baltaci ...
Oto Ustasi (as Mustafa Suphi)
Hikmet Karagöz ...
Garson
Ömer Basaran ...
Genç Bayram
Abdullah Özalp ...
Çocuk Bayram
Duygu Sönmez ...
Genç Kezban
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The film is based on 'Fikrimin Ince Gulu', a novel by Adalet Agaoglu, which depicts a first generation gurbetci/guest-worker returning home. It covers his land journey in short bursts from Germany to the Turkey's west border - and extensively from thereon to his village close to Ankara - capital of Turkey. He begins his journey purchasing a second hand yellow Mercedes - possibly his first car - using his meager savings working as a laborer. Offering deep insight into the mind of a manual laborer Bayram (Ilyas Salman) making his first trip back home, resorting to flashbacks in highlighting Bayram's motivation and experiences from his childhood right up to the events leading to his first departure from Turkey to Germany. Written by Anonymous

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Perfect example of both Turkish comedy and diasporic cinema
7 April 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This film, adapted from a novel by well-known Turkish novelist Adalet Agaoglu, is a perfect depiction of Turks living in Germany, their problems of identity, the situation of being in-between, i.e. neither being completely Turkish nor being completely German. Of course, Ilyas Salman's amazing acting, depicting a desperate man and his efforts to protect his beloved yellowish Mercedes (which he calls "Sarikiz"-"blonde girl") from the harsh conditions of Turkey is also something that contributes to this.

All in all, a must see for audiences of Turkish comedy and diasporic cinema.

P.S: If you like this title, I can also highly recommend another Tunc Okan film, called "Otobus".


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