Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming... See full summary »
Idealist Nazim returns home to his family in Istanbul after a 15-year gap away teaching in a remote Turkish village in eastern Turkey. Becoming a taxi driver he meets a single mother who ... See full summary »
Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / ... See full summary »
In the years of pulse, Turkey was unable to produce its own cars. But Pasha believed that Turkish people can produce their own cars so he ordered 2 cars. Gunduz and engineers with him must produce 2 cars in only 130 days!
In Türkiyë, when a woman is sent to prison, her small children stay with her. In this film, Inci (say "Injee") is sent to prison for murder in self-defense (which warrants incarceration in ... See full summary »
For anybody interested in thinking about Turkey as a dynamic society going through a(nother) serious 'turning point' in its history, this can be an important film to watch. I noticed someone commented on this film as one of the most 'realistic' films ever made in the history. There must be some truth to this: perhaps not in any concrete sense, but in the subjective state of the person who wrote that note, and the 'realism' that spoke to him or her through this film. As exaggerated and meaningless as that claim may appear, it is important and meaningful nonetheless, because he or she lives this truth, at one level or another. For him or her this is real, and that IS real. It is wonderful the way these fairy tales find themselves translated in the underworlds of Istanbul: neither fantastic tales of Eastern Thousand and One Nights, nor happy ending fairy tales of Western symbols, these are the uncanny tales of the truly marginalized characters, 'realities', ghosts that have been pushed back into the invisible undergrounds of Turkish 'civilization quest' materialized in the name of Istanbul, this age old dream trophy of Turkish warriors. A broken bridge, a host of nightly creatures cast out of nice dreams gone bad, and the human cost that has been paid in pursuit of a mirage: it is time to wake up and follow the Ottoman tune, not across any bridges to anywhere on 'the other side', but rather, right into the running fluidity of the generous Bosporus.
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