MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 287 this week

Arabesque (1989)
"Arabesk" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Musical
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 3,820 users  
Reviews: 3 user

This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 06 Aug 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Arabesque" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Arabesque (1989)

Arabesque (1989) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arabesque.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Going through his daily routine in a stereotypical neighborhood, a street cleaner falls in love with a charwoman. Unfortunately for him, so does his superior officer.

Director: Zeki Ökten
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Aysen Gruda
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The sequel of The Stupid Millionaire (1974), the fun continues this time in Ankara, after the 4 brothers find the heritage from their father which is a box-ful of gold.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Zeki Alasya
Tosun Pasa (1976)
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Late 19th century in Alexandria. Two traditionally rival Turkish families, "Seferoglu"s and "Tellioglu"s are competing for the "Green Valley". The winner will be determined by Daver Bey, ... See full summary »

Director: Kartal Tibet
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Müjde Ar, Adile Nasit
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young car mechanic, while in the middle of an unlikely love affair, tries to protect the people in his poor neighborhood from a gangster who terrorizes the locals.

Director: Mustafa Altioklar
Stars: Okan Bayülgen, Müjde Ar, Savas Dinçel
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Kartal Tibet
Stars: Münir Özkul, Adile Nasit, Sener Sen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A kind and hardworking student joins to Hababam Sinifi (The Chaos Class) but they don't accept him as one of them and he becomes the target of all class' pranks.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Tayfun Akalin, Tuncay Akça, Halit Akçatepe
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The commander of the army constantly angered Husamettin'i Saban, after discharge to a friend instrumentalist health Ramazan begins. Binary, and the pursuit of the Commissioner detain ... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Halit Akçatepe, Sener Sen
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Hababam Sinifi (The Chaos Class) continue to their adventures. Now first female students of the school history joins to the class and all Hababam Sinifi fight each other for them at first ... See full summary »

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Sevda Aktolga, Ahmet Ariman, Aysen Gruda
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The funny treasure hunt of 4 rural brothers in Istanbul, after the recent death of their father who left them a treasure map as heritage.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Münir Özkul
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Two poor men try to find a television as a last wish for the terminally ill brother of one of them.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Tarik Akan, Kahraman Kiral, Halit Akçatepe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A young and beautiful female teacher starts working in an all boys high school.

Director: Ertem Egilmez
Stars: Kemal Sunal, Münir Özkul, Semra Özdamar
Propaganda (1999)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a true story set in 1948, customs officer Mehti is faced with the duty of formally setting up the border between Turkey and Syria, dividing his hometown. He is unaware of the pain ... See full summary »

Director: Sinan Çetin
Stars: Metin Akpinar, Kemal Sunal, Meltem Cumbul
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sener Sen ...
Sener
Müjde Ar ...
Müjde
Ugur Yücel ...
Ekrem
Necati Bilgiç ...
Kaya
Üstün Asutay
Tarik Pabuccuoglu ...
Ismail
Kadir Savun
Münir Özkul
Orhan Çagman
Rasim Öztekin ...
Hasta (as Rasim Oztekin)
Candan Sabuncu
Dogu Erkan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coskun Gögen
Edit

Storyline

This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya is also in love with Mujde. With Kaya's misleading, Mujde's father is against her marriage with Sener and does everything to prevent it. Sener goes to Istanbul and becomes a famous singer, Mujde follows him. Sener gets blind in an accident, and Mujde gets blind as he is cured. Sener gets amnesia, though he marries Mujde and gets healed. One mishap follows the other.. They come together, get separated, and reunite.. The mishaps go on till they get old and die.. They hope to reunite in the life after death, yet there too Kaya is waiting for them.. Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Arabesque  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

the criticism of turkish cinema
26 January 2003 | by (izmir/turkey) – See all my reviews

the turkish movies have a lot in common. for years they didn't have very big budgets to make a movie. So the movies always ran on dialogues resulting in dramas or comedies. In dramas, the theme is simple: There must be two lovers, one rich and one poor. The poor one has so much pride where the rich ones relatives must see the poor "not suitable" for their family. So there has been so many movies alike that Arabesk takes all of this stupid and funny parts and makes it, again a low-budget, comedy. It's like the "Naked Gun" or "Airplane" of the Turkish cinema. Totally make fun of every little detail in earlier movies.


24 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available on DVD? adamwhitworth
Discuss Arabesque (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?