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The Shadow Play (1992)
"Gölge oyunu" (original title)

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Mahmut and Abidin work as comedians at a night club, Mahmut is honest yet Abidin is sly. Sulo brings a deaf and dumb girl named Kumru, to working the night club, but the club owner sends ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Sener Sen ...
Sevket Altug ...
Larissa Litichevskaya ...
Ulku Duru
Metin Çekmez ...
Cevat Capan
Füreya Koral ...
Büyük Hanim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ihsan Bilsev ...
Nedim Dogan
Sermin Hürmeric ...
Zeliha Kumru
Nazan Kirilmis ...
Dilara Köse
Ali Saribas ...
Meltem Savci
Talat Sener


Mahmut and Abidin work as comedians at a night club, Mahmut is honest yet Abidin is sly. Sulo brings a deaf and dumb girl named Kumru, to working the night club, but the club owner sends her away, she in he sees that Kumru is deaf and dumb. Mahmut wants to help her and brings her to their house. She starts living with them. Kumru starts selling cigarettes and flowers in the club. Mahmut sees a picture in her hand and understands that she is looking for her mother. He decides to help her and finds out that the mother is in prison. Abidin and Mahmut fight for Kumru and Abidin starts to work in a different club with a different partner. Yet Abidin is very sad and decides to commit suicide, but Mahmut saves him. They start working together again. They go and visit Kumru's mother in prison. Mahmut is in love with Kumru and spends the night with Her, but she leaves them the next day. They search for her everywhere, but it is as if she has never existed. They are not sure whether this was a ... Written by

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13 September 2007 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The one of the very best movie of Tavuz Turgul's cinematography. Istanbul is the stage(iconographic background)all the characters are of warriors for their own existence for some reason.Time and city looses its originality day by day.Only the very best partners can have the same dream which may takes days. Love is so difficult to reach in that stage.I am not pessimistic in that point.Istanbul is becoming for something different from what it was before.True.There also is something new which is good and inspiring. The movie also carries of an important reference which reminds traditional "Gölge Oyunu-Karagöz=two partners arguing all the time for an artificial subject that they discovered for performance" As a revolutionist I do not agree with the idea that the movie says ;no way out to get this capitalistic degradation.

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