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10 to 11 (2009)

11'e 10 kala (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 September 2009 (Turkey)
10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few ... See full summary »


Pelin Esmer


Pelin Esmer
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Credited cast:
Nejat Isler ... Ali
Mithat Esmer Mithat Esmer ... Mithat
Laçin Ceylan Laçin Ceylan ... Feride
Tayanç Ayaydin Tayanç Ayaydin ... Omer
Savas Akova Savas Akova ... Ruhi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liezer Abrayava Liezer Abrayava ... Radyo Tamircisi (Radio Technician)
Nida Karabol Akdeniz Nida Karabol Akdeniz ... Doktor (Doctor)
Dilek Altug Dilek Altug ... Ruhi Bey'in Esi Ayse (Ruhi Bey's Wife Ayse)
Hande Cedimoglu Hande Cedimoglu ... 2.Hemsire (2nd Nurse)
Serkan Cetinkaya Serkan Cetinkaya ... 2.Belediye Memuru (2nd City Inspector)
Mehmet Demir Mehmet Demir ... Gözlükcü (Eyeglasses Seller)
Füsun Demirel Füsun Demirel ... Gülümser ses (Gülümser's voice)
Sinan Dügmeci Sinan Dügmeci ... Sahaf Sinan (Old Books Seller)
Arzu Kaçmaz Arzu Kaçmaz ... Gülsen
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ... Photocopyist


10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few blocks around the building. When the neighbors decide to have the building rebuilt with the fear of earthquake and the wish for a more valuable house, Mithat's most challenging struggle to save his collections begins. The building becomes the common destiny of these two men living alone. Their relationship that begins with the collaboration to save the continuity of the collections changes track with Mithat's handing Istanbul over to Ali and ends when they involuntarily change each other's fate. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

K & Ali See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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A curious character driven tale that brings Istanbul to life...
25 March 2010 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Turkish director Pelin Esmer ("Oyun") follows up on her début documentary short "Koleksiyoncu: The Collector" with this full-length feature loosely based on the story of her obsessive collector uncle which has picked up awards at the Istanbul, Altın Koza and Ankara international film festivals as well as a number of foreign awards.

Elderly collector Mithat (Mithat Esmer) and newly arrived concierge Ali (Nejat Isler) find their lonely lives becoming increasingly intertwined with each-other and the city Istanbul itself, which for one exists to be catalogued and for the other is a fearful unknown, as they become the last two inhabitants of a condemned apartment block.

Consummate professional Nejat Isler ("Everything About Mustafa " and "Egg") puts in a subtly nuanced central performance whilst ageing débutante Mithat Esmer looks a bit shaky in places but none-the-less performs admirably in a role based on himself and together the two evolve a convincing and emotive relationship.

The director has cleverly counterbalanced the story of her uncle with that of an equally alienated individual in a way that allows the characters to drive the story in a way still seemingly innovative in Turkish cinema whilst at the same time preventing the all to easy descent into sentimental nostalgia that could have all to easily plagued the production.

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