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Sailors want to remain in their small world, warm and cozy and full of lies, but they kidnap a prostitute from some pimps.

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Serdar Akar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erkan Can ... Captain
Haldun Boysan ... Kamil
Yildiray Sahinler ... Ali
Naci Tasdögen Naci Tasdögen ... Boxer
Ella Manea Ella Manea ... Prostitute
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Veli Ertürk Veli Ertürk ... Öksüren Adam (Coughing guy)
Cengiz Küçükayvaz Cengiz Küçükayvaz ... Henchman
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Storyline

The sailors who were duped by woman sellers, want to steal their capitals to retaliate from them. There are four men and one woman in a ruined boat. Four lazy and dissatisfaction sailors. The woman represent lust, delectation and appalling potential enemy. The men know each other but woman is unknown. Four of them know the responsibility of life. The woman is dangerous with her chastity and her depressed wishes and she represent a chick who gets men's life into trouble. Four men signpost themselves with a breathtaking game, with their decrepitude and modesty, sometimes with their depressed and additive beauty in a closed location. And none of them can not get off without a loss. Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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A ship is like a country See more »

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

On Board See more »

Filming Locations:

Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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First feature film of: Serdar Akar as a director and scriptwriter, Önder Çakar as a script writer and producer, Sevilay Demirci as a producer and Mehmet Aksin as a cinematographer. See more »

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Captain: Where were we?
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Followed by Azize: Bir Laleli Hikayesi (1999) See more »

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A shockingly original character-driven drama of colourful language, drug use and rape.
29 November 2010 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Turkish film director Serdar Akar teamed-up with fellow débutante Önder Çakar for this shocking companion piece to "A Madonna in Laleli" by film school classmate Kudret Sabancı, which picked up multiple awards at film festivals in Antalya and Ankara, including the coveted Golden Orange for Second Best Film.

Captain İdris (Erkan Can) heads up the motley crew of a dredger out of Istanbul who while on a drunken shore leave one night in the city's red light district assault a gang of mobsters and kidnap a foreign prostitute to take back with them to their ship in the simple backdrop for this tense character-driven drama.

Golden Orange and Orhan Arıburnu Award-winning actor Erkan Can ("Bana Old and Wise'ı Çal") puts in a star making turn as the worn-out captain with superb support coming from the sleazy Haldun Boysan, the naive Yıldıray Şahinler, the untrustworthy Naci Taşdöğen and the strong yet vulnerable Ella Manea.

The Golden Orange and Orhan Arıburnu Award-winning freshman director, straight out of film school, breaks away from the standard idioms of Turkish cinema to show the squalid lives of these men in a somewhat stylised but highly original way which marks him out as a filmmaker to watch out for in the future.

"Anyway, where were we?"


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