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Toss-Up (2004)

Yazi Tura (original title)
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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olgun Simsek ...
Seytan Ridvan
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Hayalet Cevher
Bahri Beyat ...
Baba Cemil
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Sencer
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Teoman
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Firuz
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Zeyyat
Mizgin Kapazan ...
Sefika
Levent Can ...
Hamit
Eli Mango ...
Tasula
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ...
Maki Amca
Ulku Duru ...
Melahat
Haldun Boysan ...
Muhittin
Sultan Gündüz ...
Rahime
Seda Akman ...
Nazan
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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 / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young man who is living with his father in Istanbul. Both went to the army together, and fought in the Eastern Anatolia. Both had dreams and expectations for their civil lives back home. After their military service Ridvan goes back to his village with his right leg missing, the leg that he would score goals with, due to a mine explotion. Neither his fiancée nor his friends treat him the way before. What Ridvan has been through during the war actually brings him down with time. In the same mine explosion Cevher also lost his hearing ability of his right ear, but he is going to go through a greater change after he rescues his father from the wreckage of the Marmara Earthquake. Written by Anonymous

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24 September 2004 (Turkey)  »

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Kopf oder Zahl  »

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€1,440,000 (estimated)
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Ugur Yücel, the director wanted to cast Ozan Guven for a major part; but the actor was then working in Cem Yilmaz's G.O.R.A. (2004). The actor, however, appears for a few seconds as a soldier on the field alongside Olgun Simsek, the lead. See more »

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Living without prejudice
7 June 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I have seen the movie this year. I've been watching the director as an actor for years. The story is very realistic and the cast seems to fit so appropriate. After a while except dramatic editions, the movie transforms to a documentary film and begins to annoy much more. The two parallel sub-stories holds many characters like the cheating friend of Ridvan, the survivor of 1999 earthquake, neglectful father of Cevher, the unwanted gay brother and also the ghostly Kurdish ex-girlfriend of Ridvan. Especially the finals of the two stories makes an ironic expression on the movie title heads or tails"Yazi& Tura".. Each side of the coin is the same.


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