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Vesikali Yarim (1968)

| Drama, Romance
My Prostitute Love is a 'realist melodrama' that represents the sentiment of 60s' Istanbul in an authentic way. Poetically written and carefully crafted in cinematography, it juxtaposes the... See full summary »

Director:

Lütfi Akad

Writers:

Sait Faik Abasiyanik (story), Safa Önal
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Cast

Cast overview:
Türkan Soray ... Sabiha (as Türkân Soray)
Izzet Günay ... Halil
Ayfer Feray ... Müjgan
Semih Sezerli Semih Sezerli ... Fethi
Aydemir Akbas ... Cemil
Hakki Kivanç ... Halil'in Arkadasi
Behçet Nacar Behçet Nacar ... Necmi
Aynur Akarsu Aynur Akarsu
Hakki Haktan ... Garson Tahsin
Selahattin Içsel Selahattin Içsel ... Halil'in Babasi (as Selâhi Içsel)
Zeki Sezer Zeki Sezer ... Saz Salonu Patronu
Yasar Sener ... Çiçekçi
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My Prostitute Love is a 'realist melodrama' that represents the sentiment of 60s' Istanbul in an authentic way. Poetically written and carefully crafted in cinematography, it juxtaposes the realist imagery of the 60s' diverse interiors and landscape with the mystical moments of love between a greengrocer and an escort, Halil and Sabiha, that come to life with the impressive performances of Turkan Soray and Izzet Gunay. Still remembered with its memorable dialogues and an insightful use of music, My Prostitute Love presents an oscillation between desire and withdrawal, and a long lasting doubt that pervades the story throughout; yet, it eventually succeeds in creating a rupture in the traditional moralist approach.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

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Ma bien-aimée publique See more »

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Seref Film See more »
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Watch it like that you can't watch any movie after this time,it gives you unbelievable moments...
29 August 2006 | by hashusSee all my reviews

Lütfi Akad is one of the most important directors of Turkey, he gave our cinema very useful things, a lot of things started with his camera...he was different, he moved cinema from sets to streets, he gave to watchers real world,real people, no star... his actors didn't act in front of the camera, they lived in white-screen...

And I think Akad's the best movie is Vesikali Yarim, because he always directs real stories which everybody can live them, but in this story we can't find anything from us...but we forgot one important thing : director is Lütfi Akad...so again we find us in the white-screen between actors. He can do this. Although story is not from us, he can move us his movie...In this movie, he asked us "Who deserve the real love?" and "Does love deserve the reality?" I won't say anything about answers but if you watch this movie, you will see them easily...


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