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Insan nedir ki? (2004)

In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male protagonists encounter three phases of manhood in Turkish society. Directors Reha ... See full summary »

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In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male protagonists encounter three phases of manhood in Turkish society. Directors Reha Erdem's light touch and slyly amusing style do not miss the opportunity to illuminate some serious points in a strictly patriarchal society. Written by Anonymous

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Kasap: Human. What is human anyway? See how miserable we are. Flesh, bone, fat, nerve... What difference do we have from a calf?
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understanding the other
4 February 2008 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I saw this film several times and I loved it every time. If you would tell the story to someone who has not seen the film, it is quite possible that the answer is "So what? Is that the film?". It may look too simple in subject and appearance but it has so many and nice side stories and subtexts. Reha Erdem is an important member of the new generation Turkish directors. One thing you easily realize when you see several of his films is that he likes working with the same (or widely common) cast. And he manages quite well. At times it also looks like his regard-sending to his favorite actors. Taner Birsel, who is the leading actor in "Kac Para Kac" and has an important role in "5 Vakit" appears in a small role in this film. We should be thankful to Reha Erdem, among other things, for making us aware of the talent of Bulent Emin Yarar, the butcher in this film and the father-imam in "5 Vakit". Though the film may look to start to say too much at times, this never disturbed me. The fears and worries in the film are so familiar and yet so different. If one of the aims of art is being aware of and understanding the "other" (which is so, for me), then this film is a good example of it.


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