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Vizontele (2001)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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 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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Bизoнтеле  »

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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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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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