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Three Monkeys (2008)
"Üç maymun" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  24 October 2008 (Turkey)
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A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

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Eyüp (as Yavuz Bingöl)
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Ahmet Rifat Sungar ...
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Near the Bosporus, Eyüp and Hacer live in a modest flat with their son Ismail, in his twenties, who's doing poorly in his studies. Few words pass between them, and a past family tragedy brings sorrow daily. On a rainy night, Eyüp's boss Servet, a wealthy businessman who's entering politics, hits a pedestrian on a lonely road. He drives off and offers money to Eyüp if Eyüp will take the fall - probably a six-month sentence. Eyüp agrees, and while he's in prison, Ismail wants his mother to ask Servet for enough money to buy a car. Servet, in turn, desires Hacer. How can this play out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$3,045 (USA) (27 March 2009)

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See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil and Life Goes on
26 February 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While driving late night on a lonely road, the wealthy politician Servet (Ercan Kesal) hits a person and flees from the crime scene. The hit-and- run driver calls his employee Eyüp (Yavuz Bingöl), who lives in a simple house with his wife Hacer (Hatice Aslan) and their teenager son Ismail (Ahmet Rifat Sungar), and offers to continue to monthly pay his salary and a large amount in the end of the sentence to Eyüp to take the blame for the accident.

Eyüp accepts the offer and goes to prison along less than a year. Meanwhile, Ismail, who is a reckless student, wants to use part of the money that Servet owes to his father to buy a car to work as a school driver. When the beautiful Hacer visits Servet to receive the money, he makes a pass at Hacer. One day, Ismail returns home before traveling to visit his father and he sees Servet leaving his house and he presses his mother. When Eyüp is released, Ismail drives his father home and he learns that Hacer had taken part of the money to buy the car. When Servet does not discount the amount from the payoff, Eyüp suspects that Hacer is an unfaithful wife in the beginning of a family tragedy.

"Üç Maymun" is a film based on the maxim of the Three Wise Monkeys - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil – for an unethical Turkish family. The father, Eyüp, accepts money to assume the murder of a pedestrian hit by his employer. His wife is easily seduced by the employer of her husband. Their son finds the truth about his mother and presses her to have his car. In the end, Eyüp finds a man needier than him to assume the guilty of his son's crime, using the same expediency of his former boss and life goes on with this Turkish family. Scary! My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "3 Macacos" ("3 Monkeys")


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