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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »
Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray,
Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »
Nihal G. Koldas
In Türkiyë, when a woman is sent to prison, her small children stay with her. In this film, Inci (say "Injee") is sent to prison for murder in self-defense (which warrants incarceration in ... See full summary »
Mahmut and Abidin work as comedians at a night club, Mahmut is honest yet Abidin is sly. Sulo brings a deaf and dumb girl named Kumru, to working the night club, but the club owner sends ... See full summary »
You will see the story of four sailors who were cheated by woman sellers in "A patroness in Laleli". While the sailors was selling the women in Laleli, one of artisan of there said that he ... See full summary »
this movie has a strange place in Turkish movie history. atıf yılmaz is one of the greatest Turkish directors and like one of his previous movies, "aaah belinda" he made a shockingly original, warm, spiritual and funny movie. it is easy to miss his point in this high class drama, but this is a semi-documentary. it shows all the dark corners of beyoglu, istanbul. prostitutes, transexuals and their pimps are the protagonists of this movie, which is quite unlikely for a movie made in "1994". more strange thing is he creates a perfect atmosphere with real transsexuals, gay bars, night clubs. he made you sympathize with all the characters. at some point you will find yourself worrying about how this sad story gonna end. because it gives you a feeling that something tragic is going to happen soon. and there are lot of plot twists. it makes you sad, but not in a cheap way. there are funny moments like main transvestite character "fulya" says a story about his teenage years in canakkale, which is the smaller city he run away. this movie made in 1994 in turkey, which still there is not movie like this in Turkish movie history. even most of the Turkish people don't understand this movie. because it has all the minorities we don't see oftenly on the streets. this is a movie about dark side of a strange, but beautiful country.
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