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Summer Book (2008)

Tatil Kitabi (original title)
Mustafa (Osman Inan) is a hard-working and ambitious agricultural merchant who is cold and austere towards his family. One day he has a brain hemorrhage on a business trip and goes into a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview:
Taner Birsel ...
Tayfun Gunay ...
Harun Ozuag ...
Ayten Tokun ...
Osman Inan ...
Riza Akin ...
Ambulance driver
Onurcan Alavi ...
Zafer Inan ...
Ekrem Senel ...
Mahir Ozel ...
The sergeant
Burcu Sanli ...
Woman on the beach


Mustafa (Osman Inan) is a hard-working and ambitious agricultural merchant who is cold and austere towards his family. One day he has a brain hemorrhage on a business trip and goes into a coma after the operation. Guler (Ayten Tokun) is suspicious of her husband having an affair. Veysel (Harun Ozuag), their teenage son, wants to leave the military academy and study business administration. Ali (Tayfun Gunay), their 10-year-old son, has to cope both with his bully classmate and the chewing gums he has to sell. Hasan (Taner Birsel), Mustafa's younger brother, chose to live a life in solitude after getting a divorce, and has always been an outsider to the family. But now, with his brother in coma, he finds himself involved in family affairs. Hasan has to solve the mystery about Mustafa's mistress and the money lost during his trip. Written by Nadir Operli

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12 September 2008 (Turkey)  »

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Summer Book  »

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€315,715 (estimated)

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a homework film
24 September 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

To watch this film the viewer needs to be active. You cannot seat passively and enjoy. Acting skills are not helping to enjoy but still you wonder how it will end. The viewer get many clues to guess the end. The clues have been created very creatively but there is one what creates misunderstanding. If the viewer is active, all these efforts will not be rewarded. There is a saying that one picture tells more then 1000 words. Well, this film shows 1000 shots to tell 1 word, which is also an art of course. Finally this film contributes to promotion of Turkey by shots of beautiful places. You start to believe that every place in Turkey is the most beautiful place of the world. This film could be a homework film only.

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