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The Broken Landlord (1985)

Zügürt Aga (original title)
The landowner (Agha) of the Haraptar village marries off his old father with the young and beautiful Kiraz. But on the nuptial night, his father dies and everthing starts to go bad for the ... See full summary »

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The agha
Erdal Özyagcilar ...
Kekec Salman
Nilgün Nazli ...
Kiraz
Füsun Demirel ...
The agha's wife Zana
Atilla Yigit ...
Hirpit Ali
Bahri Selin ...
Abdo Aga
Can Kolukisa ...
Kahya - Butler
Celal Perk ...
Remo
Filiz Küçüktepe ...
Wife of Kekec Salman
Mehmet Akdil ...
Houseowner
Ali Osman Okumus ...
Son of Agha
Ayla Arslancan ...
Mother of Agha
Kemal Inci ...
Abuzer
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The landowner (Agha) of the Haraptar village marries off his old father with the young and beautiful Kiraz. But on the nuptial night, his father dies and everthing starts to go bad for the Agha. Due to the long drought and provocations of Kekec Salman (big brother of Kiraz), the peasants steal the crops and run away to Istanbul. Without the peasants and crops, Agha is also forced to sell the village and move to Istanbul. But he cannot keep up with the big city life and consumes all his money and belongings. Agha's wife and relatives leave him during this downfall. Only Kiraz stays with him at the end and they make a fresh start via the best thing that Agha can make : raw meatballs ... Written by kursatkelek

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Take Lesson
29 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this wonderful movie a couple of times and in each time I got the same pleasure and never bored. The movie basically gives one vital lesson to its audience and it is that every human being has to have a talent or let's say every person has to do at least one thing professionaly in their lifes in order to survive in case of hardship. I would like to give an example about this. Zugurt Aga was a rich man in his town and even does not need to do anything because he has a lot of assistants next to him but despite he is very good at cooking "cig kofte" (let's translate as "raw meat balls" to English) and when he lost all of his belongings and became poor, he immigrated to big city (Istanbul) and started to sell his homemade, delicious, original cig kofte and eventually be happy.


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