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I'd seen the movie in its premiere. I must say it is a good period dramatization and camera work impressed me. For its public appeal the film owes much to famous star Hulya Avsar and Zafer Algoz who catched the fame with Okan Bayulgen's talk-show ZAGA.
However what makes "Salkim hanimin taneleri" interesting is rather the story which deals with one of the most problematic era of recent Turkish history when heavy taxes were imposed on people and non-Muslim citizens had to pay it at highest rate. Through the tragedy of one non-Muslim family, you also get an idea about minority psychology and their survival strategy.
On the other hand, through the greedy character Durmus and his dirty plans to possess non-Muslims' wealth the director blows a heavy criticism to official history and to new Turkish capital owners, and also examines the problem of peaceful living together of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds.
In many ways it is an interesting film worth to see, and I highly recommend
it especially for those who are interested in history and for those who love the song Sari Gelin.
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