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Shaban is Ramadan's best friend whom he met whilst serving as a marine in the Ottoman navy forces. But things get really complicated when Ramadan falls in love with Shaban's milk sister, Gulshen Sonofbubik. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Kemal Sunal ... Saban
Sener Sen ... Hüsamettin
Halit Akçatepe ... Ramazan
Hale Soygazi ... Bihter
Adile Nasit ... Melek
Aysen Gruda ... Emine
Ali Sen ... Kerami
Yasemin Esmergül ... Yasemin
Jale Altug ... Afife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tayfun Akalin ... Naci
Taci Ersan
Enis Fosforoglu ... Fatih
Cengiz Nezir
Ergin Orbey ... Bayram
Ata Saka
Türker Tekin ... Kahya
Murat Tok ... Imam
Dinçer Çekmez ... Bascavus
Feridun Çölgeçen ... Sarraf Efendi

Directed by
Ertem Egilmez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpinar  novel "Gulyabani" (uncredited)
Sadik Sendil 

Produced by
Nahit Ataman .... producer
Ertem Egilmez .... producer
Cinematography by
Kriton Ilyadis 
Film Editing by
Ismail Kalkan 
Production Management
Yilmaz Kanat .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ihsan Bilsev .... second assistant director
Sami Güçlü .... assistant director
Kartal Tibet .... first assistant director
Münir Özkul .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hasan Nurdan .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Sercan Coskunkabatas .... digital restoration artist (2013)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fatih Baykul .... assistant camera
Yusuf Tümen .... lighting technician
Güngör Özsoy .... assistant camera

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Also Known As:
"Süt Kardesler" - Turkey (original title)
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Turkey:80 min (TV version)
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Hüsamettin:Sutoglan! I never liked you Sutoglan... You have always been snotty Sutoglan... And I didn't like your father either Sutoglan...
Saban:Not my father commander!
Hüsamettin:Dumb ass!
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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Classical Turkish comedy from 70s, 17 August 2009
Author: Elijah Bailey from West New York, New Jersey

Sut Kardesler (Foster Brothers), now a definite comedy classic in Turkey, is an adaptation from an early XX. century Turkish novel (Gulyabani by Gurpinar). It is also an adaptation of the traditional Turkish theater, mainly based on improvisation, misunderstandings, practical jokes, etc. The adapting process is not limited only to the elements of Turkish culture: it also borrows (without permission) some scenes from "A Shot in the Dark" by Blake Edwards. The cast is nearly the entire squad of the Turkish comedy actors in the 70s (with the exception of Munir Ozkul). The result was a definite commercial success and the movie's popularity is not diminished, if not enlarged, over the thirty years of its production. Although the director, Ertem Egilmez, is not considered as a milestone in Turkish cinematography, he delivers the project quite successfully, provides an original musical score (which is an issue in the movies of this era), prevents the overshadowing of Sener Sen who is in a supportive role by then comedy-duo Kemal Sunal and Halit Akcatepe. The movie does not have sequels but it is seen by many as the first one of a trilogy (Others being Sabanoglu Saban and Tosun Pasa). These other two movies have more or less the same cast as Sut Kardesler, based on the same formula, both being commercial success, but never quite as popular as the former. For the Turkish audience the movie is like a bed time story from their childhood, the plot and the jokes are well known but still appealing, with the strong flavor of nostalgia. But for someone who is not familiar with the actors and local jokes, it is just an old fashion burlesque comedy, related in a way to French or Italian comedies before 80s.

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