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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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Can you stop the time or change the fate..?
28 June 2007 | by korkmazhusemSee all my reviews

Can you change your fate..? Of course not... Mustafa Altıoklar clearly proves the dominance of our fate on our lives. The film especially reflects the lifestyles of a special group of people (gypsies) in Istanbul. For some, they are disgusting; for some, outlaws; but for me: reality! No one has been so courageous to show the realities of life as Metin Kaçar(author of the original story). The film has the life itself in it: love, hate, crime, mercy, faith, honor, blood and even prostitution! Another and maybe the most important factor that makes the film worth watching at least 10 times is excellent performance of Mustafa Uğurlu(Reis). If you feel ready to face the facts of life, leave your comfortable seats for a while and go deep into narrow and gloomy streets of Istanbul... Don't hesitate, you will find yourself...


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