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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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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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People: What is this, vizontele?
Nazmi: Radio with pictures. You listen Zeki Müren in the radio, right? Now, you'll be able to see him as well!
Fikri: Will Zeki Müren see us too?
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A theater play would be better
10 March 2001 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Though much better than must of Turkish films that make a huge box-office, Vizontele seems to forget that this is a "movie", not a play (due to its cast and crew of theater origin). The whole film is made up of little sketches (usually aiming to make the audience laugh, for no cost)and there are too many characters, some of which have are of no use but making people laugh, which are sometimes distracting from the overall story.

But it masterfully accomplishes what it really is tying to achieve: drawing many audiences (even the ones who never go to the movies) to the movie, amusing them and showing the Turkish cinema is not hopeless. It's true: EVERYONE loved this movie and despite its flaws, it's still a good example of Turkish movies.


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