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The Broken Landlord (1985)
"Zügürt Aga" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Sener Sen ...
The agha
Erdal Özyagcilar ...
Kekec Salman
Nilgün Nazli ...
Kiraz
Füsun Demirel ...
The agha's wife Zana
Atilla Yigit
Bahri Selin ...
Abdo Aga
Can Kolukisa ...
Kahya - Butler
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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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Staggeringly Beautiful...
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't describe the power of this film, and I can't stop thinking about it either. There's a negative review on here that says to go see MICHAEL CLAYTON instead and not to waste your time. Well, if a movie about plot, overly drawn characters and artifice, all shot by the book, is what you're looking for, then yes... this probably isn't the movie for you.

But if you like people more than stories. If you want to see film-making at its most graceful and organic and inventive, if you want a musical score that will turn a sidelong glance into an operatic overture, then this IS the movie for you. It is a baroque masterwork. A cathedral of a film. Cold as stone but inspiring the soul.

Atilla Yigit is a god. He says so little, but communicates so much. There's an entire ocean of emotion inside or him, spilling out of his eyes. I cried twice at this film. Once because of the subject matter and then again at the delicacy of the film-making. Don't let people with conservative tastes and conventional ideas of film and story tell you not to go see this movie. They are robbing you of experiencing pure emotive cinema.


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