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Little Ayse and the Magic Dwarfs in the Land of Dreams (1971)

Aysecik ve sihirli cüceler rüyalar ülkesinde (original title)
| Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young girl named Aysecik lives on her parents' farm, when an animated tornado carries her and her dog Banju in their house to Rüyalar Ulkesinde (Dreamland). Seven Cüceler (dwarfs) (... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeynep Degirmencioglu ... Aysecik
Süleyman Turan ... Teneke Koruadam - Tin Woodman
Metin Serezli ... Korkuluk - Scarecrow
Suna Selen ... Kötü Cadi (Wicked Witch of the South)
Ali Sen ... Korkak Aslan (Cowardly Lion)
Mine Sun ... Melek
Cemal Konca Cemal Konca ... The Great Wizard Keskin Zeka (as Cemâl Konca)
Sitki Sezgin Sitki Sezgin
Ilhan Hemseri
Mürvet Issever Mürvet Issever
Aüszük Çudidifer Aüszük Çudidifer ... Babekler (Doll)
Semra Semra ... Kardesler (China Sister)
Seda Seda ... Kardesler (China Sister)
Seyhan Gümüs Seyhan Gümüs ... Misafir Sanatkâr (Guest Artist)
Ferdi Celep Ferdi Celep ... Keloglan
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A young girl named Aysecik lives on her parents' farm, when an animated tornado carries her and her dog Banju in their house to Rüyalar Ulkesinde (Dreamland). Seven Cüceler (dwarfs) (dressed like MGM Munchkin soldiers, only red and white) who assist the Good Witch of the North appear at various times to help. She meets a Scarecrow, an Iron Woodman, and a Cowardly Lion, and dances to music from what appears to be an invisible radio. They encounter fighting trees, a river, and a country of China dolls on their way to the Wizard, a ball of fire who sends them after the Wicked Witch who enslaves them. When the Wizard is unable to help Aysecik get home, they must journey again for help, encountering the China Country once more, and a legion of hammer-throwing cavemen. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Zeynep Degirmencioglu was almost 17 years old when she played Ayse. Almost a year older than Judy Garland was when she played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Ironically, in the book, Dorothy is said to be between the ages of 10-12. See more »


References The New Wizard of Oz (1914) See more »

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great literary adaptation
10 August 1998 | by KabumpoSee all my reviews

One of the most faithful adaptations of the L. Frank Baum classic ever made, this film suffers only in the costume design and the fact that Türkiye did not have sync-sound in 1971. The film has a beautiful touch of the surreal, with a small Emerald city appearing in the middle of a Turkish plain. The music is filled with American folk tunes. The cinematography, direction, and editing are brilliant, and the adorable Zeynep Degirmengiolu is a fine Dorothy (called Aysecik, a role Zeynep played in many films for children), though in her age about that of the MGM Dorothy, and not Baum's little girl protagonist. The Scarecerow comes across as a "pansy" homosexual stereotype, though the actor would play Aysecik's boyfriend in _Hayat Sevince Guzel_. The crew must go to visit Glinda, and starts a second quest in the book, to see the good witch, here called Nilifas.

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