Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.
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The movie is a good attempt to create a new genre for Turkish Cinema, but that's it.
Well, to be honest I was expecting much more of this from Yavuz Turgul, after Gönül Yarası and Eşkiya. Besides some certain wrong connotations and wrong ways of acting, the movie's overall fluctuating search for a rhythm make me said this. What you expect from a police thriller is tension and curiosity, but I've lost both in the middle of the movie. The story of the homicide policemen took its place in the core, and I forgot the story of late Pamuk. The good part of the movie was its uniqueness, while Turkish cinema followers are not familiar to watch such genre in Turkish Cinema. I hope it'd be a good start and the level goes up every time. For Turgul, I hope there will be another masterpiece in two years. For Sener Sen, there is not much to say, however in the start the preaching part seems so artificial, it seems Sen is reading from a prompter, but for the rest, he's the best. Cem Yılmaz is still striving to become an actor, but he's done a good job also, especially the sad moments. For the rest of the cast, there seems not so brilliant acting to me. In conclusion, the movie is worth watching for Sener Sen and for its being unique for Turkish Cinema. And if you want to enjoy it more, forget it's a Yavuz Turgul movie, than you'll expect less. Best Wishes
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