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Killing the Shadows (2006)
"Hacivat Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü?" (original title)

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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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Storyline

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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Hacivat és Karagöz  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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First digital intermediate film of Turkey. See more »

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Altin Tas Icinde Kinam Ezilir
(Henna Crushed In Golden Bowl)
Performed by Emel Örgün
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what a wonderful historical and funny movie is this
27 December 2011 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Thats really magnificent movie, still i am listening movies soundtrack whenever i miss my history. I usually watch movie just once if its beautiful 2-3 th times but hacivat karagoz totally out of my league 8 or 9 times I already watched. İn the beginning I watched with my all guest you know as a Turkish people we like to go to family friends and my every guest watched this movie. Details effect me to much with a lovely soundtracks and they are really well prepared after the 3 th times you are focusing the details and every details was perfect. Movie's smells like historical taste like instructive and totally comic movie just watch...


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