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Innocence (1997)

Masumiyet (original title)
Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten-year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner.


Zeki Demirkubuz


Zeki Demirkubuz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Güven Kiraç Güven Kiraç ... Yusuf
Haluk Bilginer ... Bekir
Derya Alabora Derya Alabora ... Ugur
Yalcin Cakmak Yalcin Cakmak ... Cezaevi Müdürü (as Yalçin Çakmak)
Iskender Altin Iskender Altin ... Otobüsteki Polis
Dogan Turan Dogan Turan ... Otelci
Melis Tuna Melis Tuna ... Çilem
Ajlan Aktug Ajlan Aktug ... Eniste
Nihal G. Koldas ... Abla
Feridun Koç Feridun Koç ... Kasetci
Nazim Gök Nazim Gök ... Enistenin Oglu
Salih Urfa Salih Urfa ... Oteldeki Fedayi
Erdogan Seren Erdogan Seren ... Pavyondaki Adam
Süha Tuna Süha Tuna ... Sorgucu Polis
Apo Demirkubuz Apo Demirkubuz ... Baskindaki Polis


Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten-year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner.

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In Turkish film "Innocence", Zeki Demirkubuz creates characters who are very strong in their beliefs.
1 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Innocence is a different Turkish film as it does not rely much on a visual style which is found in other Turkish films which have made their mark on international film festival scene. In this film, director Zeki Demirkubuz has filmed the tragic lives of ordinary people who don't have much left in their midst to improve their situation. In cinema, it is often shown that a character X leaves a place Y in order to go to Z. It is Yusuf, a main protagonist who experiences something similar as he is not able to finish his journey. However, he does not feel disappointed as he gets to learn that he has been useful to some people in his life. Innocence starts with a very unusual request made by an innocent man who has been released from prison. It is from that moment that the film creates its impact by depicting how Yusuf's life would change when he is going to come across vulnerable characters from small Turkish towns where life seems to have stopped for good. Lastly, viewers get to learn that Zeki Demirkubuz takes his cinema seriously as his film is a nice tribute to richness of Turkish cinema which is welcomed by this film's different characters when they sit quietly to watch classics of Turkish cinema on television.

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Release Date:

24 October 1997 (Turkey) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ankara, Turkey See more »

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Mavi Film See more »
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