A chief police inspector's first hand witness testimony impeaches someone of an intelligent service crime. Some hitman who is officially dead, but concealed by an intelligence agency, has been involved in a political treason plot.
Mahsun is homeless and unemployed. He lives in Rumelihisari (one of the most picturesque and oldest quarters of Istanbul), and tries to stay alive with the help of local fishermen. Mahsun ... See full summary »
Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday.
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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