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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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