MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,364 this week

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

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 5,508 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

A story about the tragedy and the danger of humor and the humorist - A comedy as grand as the Lands of Rome...

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Killing the Shadows (2006)

Killing the Shadows (2006) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Killing the Shadows.
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vavien (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Celal, lives an unhappy family life with his wife Sevilay and his child in a small town. Celal and his brother Cemal, running an electrician shop which doesn't go well. They are in debt. ... See full summary »

Directors: Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan
Stars: Engin Günaydin, Binnur Kaya, Settar Tanriögen
Eyyvah Eyvah (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A clarinet player goes on a search for his real father, teaming up with an eccentric nightclub singer.

Director: Hakan Algül
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Tanju Tuncel
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Neco Çelik
Stars: Metin Akpinar, Haluk Bilginer, Ata Demirer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A clarinetist from a village in Turkey's Thracian region tries to reach his fiancé, who works as a nurse in a village near Çanakkale, to give her a ring to win back her heart.

Director: Hakan Algül
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Özge Borak
Pardon (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on a true event, Pardon tells the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. Ibrahim's fear of uniforms ... See full summary »

Director: Mert Baykal
Stars: Ferhan Sensoy, Rasim Öztekin, Ali Çatalbas
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

With the death of a billionaire engaged in illegal practices, his billion-dollar fortune is up for the grabs. As his art collection is being prepared to be sold at an auction, two Turkish ... See full summary »

Director: Oguzhan Tercan
Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Mehmet Ali Erbil, Birol Ünel
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ebru Akel, Caner Alkaya
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: Muharrem Gulmez, Sirri Süreyya Önder
Stars: Cezmi Baskin, Özgü Namal, Umut Kurt
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and... See full summary »

Director: Mustafa Altioklar
Stars: Ege Aydan, Okan Bayülgen, Beatriz Rico
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young car mechanic, while in the middle of an unlikely love affair, tries to protect the people in his poor neighborhood from a gangster who terrorizes the locals.

Director: Mustafa Altioklar
Stars: Okan Bayülgen, Müjde Ar, Savas Dinçel
Losers' Club (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Kaan and Mete, co-hosts of a mid 1990s radio show called Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers' Club), struggle to deal with their daily lives after their show becomes an instant hit. Kaan meets ... See full summary »

Director: Tolga Örnek
Stars: Nejat Isler, Yigit Özsener, Ahu Türkpençe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Ömür Atay, Selim Demirdelen, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Altan Erkekli, Özgü Namal, Mehmet Günsür
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Karagöz
Sebnem Dönmez ...
Ayse Hatun
Beyaz ...
Hacivat
...
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
...
Trasci Ali
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Hacivat és Karagöz  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First digital intermediate film of Turkey. See more »

Soundtracks

Cinnü Sema
(Genie Ritual)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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...


1 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is the story real? Lord_Valmont
haluk bilginer... dagara6
Hacivat and Karagoz arwenegative
süperr sarac_fatih
Discuss Killing the Shadows (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?