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Killing the Shadows (2006)
"Hacivat Karagöz neden öldürüldü?" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  16 March 2006 (Germany)
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A story about the tragedy and the danger of humor and the humorist - A comedy as grand as the Lands of Rome...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karagöz
Sebnem Dönmez ...
Ayse Hatun
Beyaz ...
Hacivat
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Kadi Pervane
Ragip Savas ...
Orhan Gazi
Ayse Tolga ...
Nilufer Hatun
Altay Özbek ...
Coban
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Kusteri
Ezel Akay ...
Esrefoglu Suleyman Bey
Serdar Gökhan ...
Köse Mihal
Aysen Gruda ...
Mother of Karagöz, Shaman
Selin Türkoglu ...
Baci Iris
Levent Kazak ...
Dimitri
Tansu Biçer ...
Misak
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Trasci Ali
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This is a story of two legendary men, Karagoz and Hacivat, who lived and died by their sense of humor. Bursa, 1330. A an ancient, crowded Roman city at the border of Byzantium. Changed hands 4 years ago and the small Ottoman tribe is just being transformed as a local state, on the remains of the old Eastern Roman Empire. The story takes place in an unrecorded period time, the last 2 months in the lives of two legendary Turkish stand-up comedians, Karagoz & Hacivat? They lived and died during the first clashes of the decaying Eastern Roman Empire and the first Ottomans of the 14th century Anatolia. Their stories and characters are adapted for traditional shadow theatre of the later Ottoman Empire, in modern Turkey and all over the Middle-East, Greece, and western Asia. Their legend and the truth about their tragic deaths are twisted and distorted, although their stingy humor still lingers on. After the the leader of the growing tribe of Ottomans, Orhan Gazi, notices the talents of two ... Written by Anonymous

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First digital intermediate film of Turkey. See more »

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Saha Dogru Giden Kervan
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Performed by Ali Emektar
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an ordinary and slipshod work
31 March 2007 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

As one of the most important shadow play of Turks,Hacivat and Karagoz was transferred to white screen.At the starting,when I heart,I was very excited.But designed scenario by the scenarist doesn't reflect real story I think.OK one character is pure and innocent as aqua ant the other is canny as a fox about swindling.But whoever put this scenario into the screen would reflect that.The wrong point that I see is pretending is used very densely.Players struggle to look like Karagoz and Hacivat,but I think they aren't successful.

Beyazit Ozturk doesn't fit the role. We are used to Haluk Bilginer to act in roles of clever men.So,the role of in this film is a paradox with his historical progress.

Lastly,watch it but not praise to me...


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