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Vizontele (2001)

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The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called ... See full summary »

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Deli Emin
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Siti Ana (Siti Mother)
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Mayor Nazmi
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Fikri
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Latif
Bican Günalan ...
Sezgin
Sebnem Sönmez ...
Gulizar
Iclal Aydin ...
Reyhan
Mesut Çakarli ...
Rifat
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Asiye
Tolga Çevik ...
Nazif (as Tolga Cevik)
Tuncer Salman ...
Ahmet
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Casim
Sener Kokkaya ...
Basri
Erdal Tosun ...
Sehymus
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The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins. Some people are excited and some are afraid of this new device which can show us live pictures from different places. Is it devils easy prey to catch us or is it just a feature of the modern time? Without losing time, the mayor (Altan Erkekli) of the town Hakkari tries to find some people who can help him to set up the signal receiver on the highest position of the mountain. His Team consists of one crazy electrician called Emin (Yilmaz Erdogan) and some mayor office staff members and none of them has any knowledge of TVs. These predecessors of time tried their luck :) . The Story of Viziontele consists of many Jokes which are mixed up with some traditional superstitions to show how funny the conflict between these two points can be. But also ... Written by Cagdas C. Ünlüer

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2 February 2001 (Turkey)  »

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Bизoнтеле  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Veli: Father! There is no battery!
Latif: Is it out of charge, twerp? Of course it would happen so if you left the lights turned on.
Veli: There is no battery, completely. It is stolen!
Latif: Whaaat!
Veli: Yes, they have opened the hood and stole the battery, Ok! You opened the hood but why to steal battery? If they did not have stolen it...
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The funniest movie i've seen
24 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I suppose the humour in this movie would be a little difficult to 'appreciate' if you don't come from a Turkish or Mediterranean background. The movie is set in a town in Turkey that is so delayed in modern lifestyle and technology - in the 70's - that they call television 'visiontele' (vizontele). As most ethnic people can somehow relate to these peoples lives, it is a reminder of where they've come from and how they were brought up and therefore simply hilarious. As for those unfamiliar with a Turkish upbringing, the towns naiivity as a whole is worthwhile seeing.

I found this movie particularly funny because it has a lot of dry and implicit humour which i'm not sure if it would be the same by reading subtitles. Nonetheless it is definitely worth seeing and even after i've seen it 20 times it never fails to make me laugh. Turks came up with one good movie and i think they'll spend the rest of their lives trying to make a better one. vizontele is comedy at its best. 10/10.


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