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Issiz Adam (2008)

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Tells about those people whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles; It is also Foods, mothers, old songs and love that this movie is consists of.

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Credited cast:
Melis Birkan ...
Ada
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Alper
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Müzeyyen
Serif Bozkurt ...
Senol
Gözde Kansu ...
Sinem
Goncagül Sunar ...
Customer
Asli Aybars ...
Yasemin
Veda Yurtsever Ipek
Sezgin Erdemir ...
Bookstore guy
Necla Fide ...
Seyma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Basri Albayrak ...
Restoran Müsterisi
Tarik Ündüz
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Alper is in his mid 30s and a good chef at his own restaurant. He loves luxury and spends his life with one-night stands and paid love. One day, his life changes utterly as he walks into a second-hand shop where he first encounters Ada who is in her late 20s and has a shop where she designs costumes for kids. She leads a modest life and one day while looking for a book, her and Alper's paths cross. Alper is fascinated by Ada's beauty and starts following her with the book she has been looking for. They both experience first signs of love, which they have never experienced before. Although Alper tries to fit Ada into his life, he realizes that this narrows his life down while on the other hand Ada has already fallen in love with him. 'Issiz Adam' portrays the life of those whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles. The film is also filled with food, mothers, old songs, and love. Written by Sahin Cetinkaya

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In one scene the voice of Stefan Raab can be heard as his show 'TV Total' with Beyaz as a guest plays in the background. See more »

Quotes

Sinem: Ada, have you fallen in love?
Ada:
  • Don't be ridiculous.

Sinem:
  • You have.

Ada: Look, I said no, didn't I? Are you off your head?
Sinem: Well, what else would you say?
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Mediocre Movie with poor directing and acting!
3 November 2009 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

I know director Cagan Irmak's previous TV works of different genres (soap opera, horror etc.) which were quite successful and above average. On the other hand, this is the first movie by him that I have seen, and definitely will be the last one.

One of the most popular and well-accepted cinema topic of "love-pain-regret" could not have been handled worse!

One of the problems of Turkish cinema is script; especially lack of meaningful and more importantly "natural" dialogues. This movie suffers from the same problem. The writer-director tries to overcome this issue by using "amateur" actors as leads and letting them to improvise (at least it seemed to me that they are trying to improvise; otherwise it is just bad acting), but it just gives a cheesy feeling. The only "living" character in the movie is "the Mother", who is unfortunately not so pivotal enough to save the whole flick.

But, it seems that the director is so confident about the dialogues (and the monologues of the ridiculously acted, long inner voices scene) that, he does not need to use the sets, music, or even the city itself more deeply to create the atmosphere, which two lead actors definitely fail to do.

What he needed to do is simply go back to the roots of Turkish cinema and at least "copy" the old "Yesilcam" romantic movies, if he just wanted to make a tear-jerker.

If you want to see real movie about love-pain-regret and self destruction, go and see "Masumiyet" for example. 5 minute long monologue of Bekir (incredibly played by Haluk Bilginer) will take you somewhere, which even 5 hour-long Issiz Adam will never succeed.


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