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Toss-Up (2004)
"Yazi Tura" (original title)

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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 / ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olgun Simsek ...
Seytan Ridvan
Kenan Imirzalioglu ...
Hayalet Cevher
Bahri Beyat ...
Baba Cemil
Engin Günaydin ...
Sencer
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Teoman
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Firuz
Settar Tanriögen ...
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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an amazing insight into Turkish ordeal
3 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yazi Tura is an amazing insight into Turkish ordeal. The story is wonderfully managed from start to finish and leaves the viewer with a cold realisation of how life can deal us the cruelest of hands. Ugur Yücel has caught the essence of military life and how it brings together young men to form close and personal relationships for short periods of time. The end of the relationship becomes the start of a new time, the main part of the story. It follows two such young men and how they have to adapt to civilian life. Many topics are brought to the front in the film. Depression and alcoholism leads to suicide. Homosexuality and even natural disaster play a major part. I recommend this movie as a 'must watch'


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