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Cast

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Deli Emin
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Siti Ana (Siti Mother)
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Mayor Nazmi
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Latif
Bican Günalan ...
Sezgin
Sebnem Sönmez ...
Gulizar
Iclal Aydin ...
Reyhan
Mesut Çakarli ...
Rifat
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Asiye
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Nazif (as Tolga Cevik)
Tuncer Salman ...
Ahmet
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Casim
Sener Kokkaya ...
Basri
Erdal Tosun ...
Sehymus
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The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot and Nazmi who is the mayor of the village. Emin and Nazmi attempt to start the broadcasting of television in their village and face various difficulties in this process. Written by BKM

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2 February 2001 (Turkey)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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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It is one of the best films i have ever seen.
17 January 2006 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

When i first heard about that Turkish movie i have a lot of doubts about it. The script did not sound interesting to me. The fact that i have seen Uzak, an other movie from Turkey (one of my favourites also) helped me a lot to take the decision to watch it. From the first time i realized that this movie is a masterpiece. A real comedy, a real drama. No fake reality, no fake emotions. Everything flows in a perfect harmony. The music, the picture, the characters... Every character in this movie is so unique that you have the feeling that you have met him. You don't have to know Turkish to understand the movie, characters speak with their expressions. Music, life style and the beautiful wild nature fits so perfect together.

This movie, is a true gem. A masterpiece that presents a real culture. You don't have the right to miss it.


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