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A young car mechanic, while in the middle of an unlikely love affair, tries to protect the people in his poor neighborhood from a gangster who terrorizes the locals.

Director:

Mustafa Altioklar

Writers:

Mustafa Altioklar (screenplay), Metin Kaçan (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Okan Bayülgen Okan Bayülgen ... Salih
Müjde Ar ... Tina
Savas Dinçel Savas Dinçel ... Berber Ali (as Savas Dincel)
Mustafa Ugurlu Mustafa Ugurlu ... Reis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fatih Akyol Fatih Akyol ... Mahallenin Sopari
Zafer Algöz ... Gaftici Fethi
Ege Aydan Ege Aydan ... (Guest Star)
Levent Erim Levent Erim ... Fil Hamit
Zühtü Erkan Zühtü Erkan ... Tibi
Sevda Ferdag ... Emine
Aysel Gürel Aysel Gürel ... Puma Zehra
Kucuk Iskender Kucuk Iskender ... Orhan
Emrah Kolukisa Emrah Kolukisa ... Reco
Burak Sergen Burak Sergen ... Arap Sado
Osman Çaglar Osman Çaglar ... Kolera Canavari
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A young car mechanic, while in the middle of an unlikely love affair, tries to protect the people in his poor neighborhood from a gangster who terrorizes the locals.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Turkey | Hungary | France

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Cholera Street See more »

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Metin Kaçan, the Nobel writer killed himself by jumping from the Istanbul bridge after a heavy depression. See more »

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Good but not as good as the book
10 February 2009 | by dogankurbanSee all my reviews

I think the movie is certainly above average. It takes place in a ghetto district, in which life is very hard. In fact, the book is about the change of this neighborhood and Salih's family due to modernization. However, the movie is more about crime and drama. In the book, we read how Salih grows from childhood to adulthood, while in the movie, he just grows up after one event. On one of the comments, a viewer has written that there are many unrealistic things in the movie. On the contrary, I found the movie very realistic. However, it is a different reality which we've never seen. It is about a neighborhood to which cops are afraid to come and every known crime is committed openly. And about the cast, the acting is really awesome. Okan Bayülgen has the central role, but even he is just diminished by the strong acting of Savaş Dinçel, Zafer Alagöz, Burak Sergen and Mustafa Uğurlu. I would also recommend you to listen to the soundtrack of the movie.


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