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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

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Agir Roman, (based on Metin Kacan's novel) directed by Mustafa Altioklar takes place in a famous suburban region of Istanbul.
14 July 2005 | by b_kurcSee all my reviews

The movie is excellent at depicting the lifestyle of gypsies and the outlaws. Beyond their way of living, it's the love between an elderly prostitute and a young guy that touches me deeply every time I watch the movie. This unconventional and passionate love is accompanied by sufferings of the two as well as their cravings for each other. The Turkish gypsies' style of living, behaving and sorting things out is intensively depicted throughout the whole movie with gloomy, catchy scenes and dialogs. The director has done a great job at taking the well-known Turkish novel to a new dimension and making the film impossible to forget. It's a unique film on love, lust and revenge. For those who haven't seen it, I have to say it's a must-see movie.


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