MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,097 this week

Kanal-i-zasyon (2009)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 2,139 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 201 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 229 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 457 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 66 titles
created 07 Nov 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kanal-i-zasyon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kanal-i-zasyon (2009)

Kanal-i-zasyon (2009) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kanal-i-zasyon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eyyvah Eyvah (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A clarinet player goes on a search for his real father, teaming up with an eccentric nightclub singer.

Director: Hakan Algül
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Tanju Tuncel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Zübeyr Sasmaz
Stars: Mustafa Üstündag, Sefik Onatoglu, Firat Tanis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Osman VII. was the emperor of the turkish republic years ago. And he was telling people what to do. Now, he will fall in love and try to do his job

Director: Gani Müjde
Stars: Ata Demirer, Vildan Atasever, Sümer Tilmaç
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
Stars: Demet Akbag, Ebru Akel, Caner Alkaya
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of 1980 summer Yilmaz lived in his own town... The last days of his childhood... The days he saw so many things about love, friendship, neighbourhood, politics and culture... The ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
Stars: Yilmaz Erdogan, Tarik Akan, Demet Akbag
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A Turkish comedy film directed by Murat Aslan about an incompetent gang of criminals attempting the biggest robbery of their careers,which was one of the highest-grossing Turkish film of 2005.

Director: Murat Aslan
Stars: Memet Ali Alabora, Peker Açikalin, Nejat Birecik
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Tayfun Güneyer
Stars: Ferhan Sensoy, Asuman Dabak, Zeki Alasya
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Fikret had spent his life as a seaman in the ships, lived with the mentality of a lover at every port... See full synopsis »

Directors: Kamil Aydin, Ahmet Yilmaz
Stars: Sahin Irmak, Berivan Karaman, Ersin Korkut
Losers' Club (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Kaan and Mete, co-hosts of a mid 1990s radio show called Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers' Club), struggle to deal with their daily lives after their show becomes an instant hit. Kaan meets ... See full summary »

Director: Tolga Örnek
Stars: Nejat Isler, Yigit Özsener, Ahu Türkpençe
Ay Lav Yu (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ibrahim returns to Tinne, along with his girlfriend, Jessica, but will the tiny village become their new home?

Director: Sermiyan Midyat
Stars: Fadik Sevin Atasoy, Ayça Damgaci, Josh Folan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Arkin Aktaç
Stars: Ufuk Asar, Taner Ertürkler, Kayra Simur
Recep Ivedik (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The movie is about a man trying to impress his childhood lover, although it may sound like a romantic movie, it is not. When Recep comes see's Sibel he starts to remember the old days, from... See full summary »

Director: Togan Gökbakar
Stars: Sahan Gökbakar, Fatma Toptas, Tulug Çizgen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Orhan Aydin ...
Kazim
Okan Bayülgen ...
Aslihan Gürbüz ...
Nazli
Gulhan Sen ...
Tv Presenter
Hakan Yilmaz ...
Berk
Serhat Özcan ...
Atilla
Rasim Öztekin ...
(as Rasim Oztekin)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Everything that you will never watch on TV...

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (Turkey)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Such is the appearance of semiconsciousness that one wonders how much of the 'message' of television is getting through to the brain."
11 June 2010 | by (Türkiye) – See all my reviews

Kanalizasyon sounds like a screwball comedy in which characters are charmingly silly and unreasonable in a funny way.Though it does look like another bit of fluff from the Turkish cinema-which has been bogged down in comedy potboilers over the last ten years-the way it questions TV in our life sounds quite interesting.The social aspects of television have always been a major bone of contention since its inception.Though its role in shaping the concept of propriety and appropriateness has always been questioned, the television world has never been properly evaluated. In Kanal-i-zasyon (literally "an underground conduit for carrying off drainage water and waste matter") Imdat-a blue collar employee-(Okan Bayülgen)is a television addict. He makes his living by cleaning the windows of a skyscraper in which a TV-channel named "Kanal-i" is located. Whenever Imdat reaches the windows of the TV chairman's office, he does not neglect to watch a bit of TV. The chairman Berk( Hakan Yilmaz) is about to face the sack if he can't improve the ratings in a month. By chance,the chairman realizes that Imdat,the window cleaner watches the programs which get the highest ratings. Though the chairman finds these programs tasteless,kitsch and uncouth he exploits Imdat's personal likings to score the ratings. Like I said in the beginning, the whole movie is developed like a screwball comedy. The characters are silly,the plot is not reasonable, the acting is not convincing but maybe this was actually what Alper Mestçi tried to do to question the role of TV. Today, no matter what some people think, many bland TV programs get so high ratings,moreover they evoke imitative response from the other mainstream channels and all these imitative programs bring out imitative social reactions,especially among the youth.They try to talk like TV characters, they associate themselves with TV lives that they can't stop living without TV. Though parents do not seem to be happy with what's going on with their kids at first, they too create a world of "short-time happiness" for themselves. In the past,teachers used to be concerned with TV's changing the norms of social propriety but today even they started to talk about stupid soap operas in the teacher's lounge. So,Kanal-i-zasyon may not be a perfect comedy for some, it may not even be an entertaining movie for others.In spite of all that, it has an important social message which should not be underestimated. Give it a chance.You may just like it.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
God awful movie NosceOrbis
Discuss Kanal-i-zasyon (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?