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Bliss (2007)

Mutluluk (original title)
Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

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Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

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$7,039 (USA) (7 August 2009)

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$39,203 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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An epic, tragic, cross-cultural ballad told with gorgeous photography...
28 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bliss (2007)

Utterly gorgeous, and utterly deplorable for a Westerner to see the mistreatment of a girl in this way. I know I'm supposed to be open minded and accept that this Muslim Turkish culture is simply different than my own, but it's clear that the movie, made by Turks, is also a condemnation of the barbarity shown.

The movie is very sensitively done, very well filmed. I found it frankly slow, in terms of development, depending on a lyrical mood and terrific light to sustain ordinary moments as well as extraordinary ones. The contrast of utter modernity and utterly medieval ideas is fascinating, but also frustrating. But that's part of the point. It's quite a beautifully, tenderly made movie, with some very real types allowed to blossom.

In the end, by the end, it's so completely heartbreaking and heartwarming, you will fall in love with Turkey, and with what this film is saying about life so well, no matter what your beliefs.


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