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Commissar Shakespeare (2000)

Komser Sekspir (original title)
| 2000 (Turkey)
After fainting in a school rehearsal, little Su is diagnosed with leukemia. As a result she is forced to give up the Snow White role she wanted so badly. Police Chief Cemil decides to stage... See full summary »






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After fainting in a school rehearsal, little Su is diagnosed with leukemia. As a result she is forced to give up the Snow White role she wanted so badly. Police Chief Cemil decides to stage the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at his oppressive police station. He hopes to win a TV competition in order to save his dying daughter . The directorial duties are assumed by drug dealer Tatu who claims to have been a star in his youth. Prince Charming is played by a drug addict, homeless kids play the dwarfs, and a hooker plays the Queen. As the rehearsals go on at the police station, Cemil tries to hide the hostile environment of the police station from her daughter causing a series of tragicomic events like the arrival of U.N. delegates who mistake the rehearsal for a rehabilitation program. Written by Anonymous

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Funny and Sensitive
5 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Komser Sekspir is the story of a tough police chief, who learns that his only daughter is ill with leukemia, and will die very soon. The only dream of the girl is to play Snow White on the stage. The chief wovs to make her dream come true. He arranges the people he has taken under surveillance in the police station.They are a prostitute, a mafia leader, a young homeless boy, and another homeless, drug dealer Tatu (Okan Bayulgen) who has been a famous child star in the past, but now totally forgotten. The police chief, introduces these people to his daughter, as the local actors, and they begin rehearsals in the police station. This will change their lives forever. The movie achieves to be very funny and very sensitive at the same time. Especially, it is a great pleasure to watch Okan Bayulgen. Shortly after Hemso, where he plays an eastern villager, he now plays a marginal character, a city slicker, amazingly. His mimics, accent, tone of his voice are perfect, creative and impressive. I enjoy too much watching him and impatiently wait for his new ones.

KEY BAYULGEN MOMENT Absolutely the last scene, where Tatu plays a part from his old child-star days, but unexpectedly, an audience remembers him, The Little Hayati, and he is greeted with applause of the all audience. Bayulgen wonderfully reflects the feelings of that moment and I watch this movie over and over again only for this scene.

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