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The Magician (2006)
"Hokkabaz" (original title)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mazhar Alanson ...
Sait Tünaydin
Özlem Tekin ...
Fatma Nur Gaye Türksönmez
Tuna Orhan ...
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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Also Known As:

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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 »

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References New York Stories (1989) See more »

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Garip
Lyrics and Music: Asik Mahzuni Serif
Performed by: Edip Akbayram
YAVUZ BURC PLAKCILIK
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A Great Film by Cem YILMAZ
13 November 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I watched the film in cinema about 3 days ago. It was amazing, i and my friend liked it so much. Because Cem Yilmaz had made a much more different film than everyone expected. There wasn't only comedy, drama was the main genre of the film.

I think everyone must see this film, especially in Turkey.

It was about a conjurer's life. Cast is very good chosen, especially Ozlem Tekin fits her character so much. This movie is her second film, after "O simdi asker". I want to watch her in other films, although she made an explanation about this, that she will act in movies. So this is a happy news for her fans.


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