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Istanbul Tales (2005)
"Anlat Istanbul" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 2005 (Turkey)
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Hilmi (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
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Senay (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
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Rifki (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
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Darbukaci (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
Çetin Tekindor ...
Ihsan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
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Idil (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
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Ramazan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Vahide Perçin ...
Hürrem (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Hilal Arslan ...
8. Cüce (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
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Banu (segment "Külkedisi")
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Mimi (segment "Külkedisi")
Sevket Çoruh ...
Recep (segment "Külkedisi")
Ismail Hacioglu ...
Fiko (segment "Külkedisi")
Bulent Carikci ...
VJ (segment "Külkedisi") (as VJ Bülent)
Hasibe Eren ...
Birsu (segment "Külkedisi")
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Magical tales in a murky world
22 January 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This film is beautifully structured with a plot that seems very complex at the beginning and simplifies as you move into the story. Like many of the Grimms' Fairy Tales which are referenced as the story unfolds, it has a dark aspect. The seedy side of life in contemporary Istanbul is presented through several interweaving stories with more than a hint of violence, a potion of deep selfishness and a charm of great kindness. There are musicians whose music produces magic, enchanted castles, sleeping princesses, unfaithful princesses and a truly malevolent wicked step-mother. There is even a dwarf with seven brothers. How do you draw to a close in a film where the dark side seems, perhaps, to be in the ascendant? Well, watch closely. There is one event that shows how the story, apparently so fixed, will come to a different ending. It could easily be missed. There is not a moment in this film where your attention wanders or the magic wanes, for the magic is not anything of the supernatural, but is the enchantment of human life, in the Great Whore of Istanbul. This is not a film of great acting and I suspect only a few of the cast were professional actors - but it is nevertheless made up of compelling moments that flow effortlessly into each other. See it; enjoy it.


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