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"Kader" (original title)

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Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor who loves to commit crimes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vildan Atasever ...
Ugur
Ufuk Bayraktar ...
Bekir
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Cevat
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Ugur's mother
Mustafa Uzunyilmaz ...
Ugur's father
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Irfan
Ozan Bilen ...
Zagor
Hikmet Demir
Gönül Çalgan
Çaglar Çorumlu ...
(as Caglar Corumlu)
Müfit Aytekin
Abdullah Demirkubuz
Merve Kalafat
Rasih Yilmaz
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Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor who loves to commit crimes.

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Obsession as a way of life
22 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

We don't get Turkish films in Australia, apart from the odd festival piece. We have to wait for the DVDs to arrive or to be sent by relatives. I have just seen Kader.

How interesting it is that characters and reviewers alike talk about Bekir's love for Ugur. In every culture, there is a degree of confusion where love ends and obsession begins, but in my experience it has always been a particular Mediterrenean/Balkan disease. The director, very skillfully, conveys that in an environment where all conviction is hopeless dedicating a life to a person makes as much sense as any other formula for living. Bekir's obsession for Ugur intensifies because of, not despite, her rejection of him. However, the film is much more than a doomed love story. It is at once an exploration of alienation of youth, a study of roots of violence and a critique of machismo culture. Bekir's character reminded me a line from a well-known Turkish poem: "Like a pain without a body / seeking an organ to attach itself" (my translation, my apologies to purists). In reality, the line applies to all the major characters in the film. Much criticised ending is perfect, in my opinion. I cannot imagine a better way to end this important addition to modern Turkish cinema.


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