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On a night of despair after being turned down continuously for the scripts he writes, Metin ends up in a bar where he meets a girl named Duygu. After spending the night together, she walks out in the morning before he wakes up and leaves only a short note. The next time they meet, Metin becomes curious about her secret and decides to follow her. What he finds out will be the beginning of an everlasting love. Written by
storyline and characters are not well crafted but it has beautiful scenes
"Incir receli" is not a good film and I'm surprised to see that so many people have thought of this film as one of the best in Turkish cinema. I'm seriously disappointed. The main problem is that neither the characters nor the storyline are well developed. The plot is simple and I usually like movies built on simple ideas. However, in this one, the simple idea is not well-crafted as to present well-developed characters and relationships. The movie intends to tell a love story but the dialogues and the events that follow each other don't really build up a strong love relationship. One constantly needs to assume that their love is really intense without actually knowing how they have come to have such an intense relationship. The characters and their relationships are much more superficial than the director has intended to present. One thing that I liked about the movie is that it has beautiful scenes. The movie was sort of like a collection of beautiful photographs for me. Some of them reminded me of other movies or photographs, others were quite original. It's also nice to see that Istanbul is becoming a stage for more and more movies, inspiring more and more original shots.
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