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Egg (2007)

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Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) ... See full summary »

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Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the existence of this distant relation who had been living with his mother for five years; He stays by his dead mother's bedside for a while on the morning of his return. Ayla's presence alleviates the emotions evoked by death to an extent. But how will Yusuf cope with the guilt that embraces him after the funeral? Will he manage to overcome it? The maternal household's chattels, and everyday habits, the staid rhythm of the provinces and the spaces filled with ghosts&; The town he once had left to escape all this, re-enchants Yusuf. Yusuf finds out on the day he's due to return to Istanbul that he is obliged to perform the sacrifice his mother had been prevented by death from fulfilling. Ayla pressures him. Yusuf and Ayla set off for the saint's tomb, some ... Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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not only boring but technically annoying
27 June 2008 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Yusuf was selling old books in a city. He learned that his mother living in a small town was dead and he returned to his hometown to join the funeral. After the funeral he was planning to return city but with unexpected events, he stayed in the village 2 days more.

Scenorio is boring and suffering from lack of communications. Cinematography (composition-light-sountrack) is not successful. I watched the film till end, for the sake of my movie love.

I couldn't realize the reasons that juries gave the national and international awards to this film.

In summary there very successful films from Turkey, gaining awards all over the world and are really joyful.


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