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"Issiz Adam" (original title)

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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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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 ...
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Necla Fide ...
Seyma
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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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Ada: Will you look at me?
Alper: I am.
Ada: No. Look properly. Feel my hand... Feel that I'm touching you.
Ada: Right on your forehead are the lines of my hand...
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Alper: You.
Ada: Yes... But you ought to see a load of things along with me.
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Ada: My face should change. It should become everything you love... Otherwise it's a no-no...
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great piece from Turkish cinema
12 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

a great romantic movie to come out of turkey, but calling it romantic does not do it justice. its also a study of the nihilism and alieanation of the individual in modern times...when the young generation can live without the taboos instilled by our parents....when we can date who we want, be-friend when we want...and simply live the way we want.

but it does have romantic elements...their utopian life is a bit too hollywoody for my tastes, but its what keep people coming to the movies.

but this 'virus' - 'inexplicable' reason for the self-afflicted loneliness never gets even a glimpse of an explanation...i would say its the unequivocal result of big-city living, but the only ever explanation we get completely destroys that theory (apparently he was a loner as a kid in his small town). so what is the reason, origin of this masochistic behavior? he seems quite unhappy and regretful about it from the beginning to the end. this never gets explored, and makes the point superbly weak.

the music is nostalgic and amazing...as if the 'love' they feel is a story from a time long past but can not happen in the modern times - great placement. the movie will capture you and keep you from the beginning, but it will leave you with some questions.

and for those who continue to view turkey in the same light as the more conservative muslem countries...the very first scene is a 'in your face dumbo' moment...basically we have the guy meeting a married woman in the middle of the night after a brief internet conversation, a woman whose husband has a cockhold fantasy and will be watching the two perform.

cheers.


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