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Egg (2007)

Yumurta (original title)
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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Underwhelming
12 December 2007 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I liked Semih Kaplanoglu's last film "Melegin Dususu" which had a really great performance by Tulin Ozen. However, his latest film "Yumurta" goes absolutely nowhere.

Nejat Isler is a very charismatic actor who can command the screen as we have seen in "Barda", but in this film he is given little to do other than stare into space. There is very little dialog and even that is stilted and boring. This can't hold a candle to the greatness of last year's Golden Orange winner "Kader". There are few redeeming qualities about the film, namely the cinematography and soundtrack. Otherwise this is a real letdown.


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