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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 »

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Dervis Zaim

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Dervis Zaim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmet Ugurlu Ahmet Ugurlu ... Mahsun
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Reis
Aysen Aydemir Aysen Aydemir ... Girl
Serif Erol Serif Erol ... Zühtü
Ahmet Fuat Onan Ahmet Fuat Onan ... (as Fuat Onan)
Ahmet Çadirci Ahmet Çadirci ... Zeki
Mahmut Benek Mahmut Benek
Nadi Güler Nadi Güler ... Malik
Figen Evren Figen Evren ... Veteriner
Baris Celiloglu Baris Celiloglu
Hasan Uzma Hasan Uzma
Rasit Çivi Rasit Çivi
Ömer Metin Kocaman Ömer Metin Kocaman
Hakan Karadagli Hakan Karadagli
Fahrettin Özkan Fahrettin Özkan
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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 loves cars, he steals at nights and in the mornings he drives them back clean and well kept. He lives to emphasize the strange togetherness of possibilities and impossibilities. In this togetherness, Mahsun experiences friendship, trust, a one-way love affair and torture. He insists to survive in his open-air coffin of ancient Istanbul streets. Written by bogazici

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Somersault in a Coffin See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Trivia

Aysen Aydemir who played the heroin addict passed away before receiving an award for her role. See more »

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Mahsun: But friends are good.
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Tavus Kusu Calarim (2)
Written by Baba Zula
Performed by Baba Zula
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Just a couple of "good" friends, and ... a peacock !!
20 July 2012 | by fgfbachSee all my reviews

Mahsun (Ahmet Uğurlu) steals cars and sleeps inside only to save himself from the cold, and returns them when the sun shines .. he has no money, no profession, no future and no any intelligence, just a couple of friends and a peacock to talk to..he is no one in terms of what we expect from a man in present life, but he has everything in terms of what present life lacks of.. some scenes are very brave, drinking and pouring wine onto graveyard is neither something we tend to do nor have we seen before :) Mahsun's relation with the peacock worths watching, i think its one of the most interesting 3-5 scenes in Turkish Cinema, very close to be the first. I watched this film again and again, Ahmet Uğurlu performs his best work ever, this film shows us clearly that even he seems to be the right one for comedy films, he should have better not made any, he fits for such roles perfectly, one of the most dramatic and realistic films ever, a masterpiece from Derviş Zaim ...


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