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The Magician (2006)

Hokkabaz (original title)
Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.

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Cast

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Sait Tünaydin
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Fatma Nur Gaye Türksönmez
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Maradona - Orhan Direk
Tuncer Salman ...
Aslan Türksönmez
Kemal Inci ...
Cemal Aga
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Erkut
Caner Alkaya ...
Samidin
Ayçe Abana ...
Nuran Denizgünü
Bahtiyar Engin ...
Gazanfer Denizgünü
Ozan Uygun ...
Young Iskender
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Sibel
Suat Önen ...
Doctor in Emergency
Selim Erdogan ...
Sabahattin
Gamze Demirbilek ...
Aynur
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Storyline

Iskender is a failure as a magician. He knows his tricks, but the audience doesn't catch on and when the 'sawing a woman in half' part of his show goes terribly wrong Iskenders employer, club owner Ayhan, is fed up with him too. Iskender and his assistant and friend 'Maradona' are devastated. Where will they get money now to finally get their eyes lasered and pay the rent? Iskender has a great idea; leave Istanbul and do a small tour in Anatolia. For that they need the caravan of his brother-in-law and that caravan is currently occupied by Iskenders father, the grumpy and seemingly senile Sait. There's no other choice than to bring him along. Luckily Sait is a good bargainer and he lands Iskender a job on a wedding in a village where they are stranded with car trouble. Reluctantly he agrees, but it isn't going as planned. How is he going to explain the actual disappearance of the bride Fatma in one of his tricks? Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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20 October 2006 (Turkey)  »

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De goochelaar  »

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The man and woman sitting at the table which Iskender (played by Cem Yilmaz) sits by mistake are actually Cem Yilmaz's parents. See more »

Connections

References New York Stories (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Garip
Lyrics and Music: Asik Mahzuni Serif
Performed by: Edip Akbayram
YAVUZ BURC PLAKCILIK
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Best work from Cem Yilmaz!
4 November 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is perfectly told and acted with a sense of humor.One of the best Turkish movies in the last 10 years.Better than other C.Yilmaz movies.Screenplay,actors,photography,jokes everything is perfect.You are laughing all the time,its easy to follow,you don't understand how the time goes by.It couldn't be better...

But there is something I don't understand.The audience in Turkey didn't like the movie much.It is even underrated in IMDb.I thought people who know something about movies are voting here but I see they don't.Thats because they are just watching comedy and horror movies which you cant learn much about movies.I am sorry I respect other opinions but this movie is too good.I think they will understand what I mean if they watch some hundred movies...


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