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Salako (1974)

| Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A naive and simpleton villager is trying to marry the landlord's doughter, who is in love with a vigilante outlaw


Atif Yilmaz


Ertem Egilmez




Credited cast:
Kemal Sunal ... Salako
Meral Zeren ... Emine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Alyanak ... Sarraf (voice)
Ihsan Baysal Ihsan Baysal ... Ökkes
Oktar Durukan ... Hamido
Hayri Esen ... Hamido (voice)
Talat Gözbak ... Tefeci Abuzer
Mete Inselel Mete Inselel ... Barber
Yilmaz Kayral Yilmaz Kayral
Hakki Kivanç ... Kahveci
Nevzat Okçugil ... Resit Aga's Wife
Devrim Parscan Devrim Parscan ... Barber (voice)
Jeyan Mahfi Tözüm ... Emine (voice)
Riza Tüzün ... Resit Aga (voice)
Kamran Usluer Kamran Usluer ... Tefeci Abuzer (voice)
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Salako is a naive-man and anybody doesn't care him. Also, Salako loves Agha's daughter, Emine. One day, Emine needed to help because she forced to marry and she wanted to help from Salako. Thanks to this way, she could reach her boyfriend, Hamido. He was a bandit. Emine and Salako left the village with Salako's donkey, Kadife. Salako was wanting to Emine during the journey but Emine was loving the Hamido and she had to stall the Salako. This was not difficult because Salako was some idiot man. Emine escaped to Hamido at the first chance but When Emine reached the Hamido, he made fun of him and he caught the Emine and Salako to take away to Agha. Emine untied her ropes and killed Hamido en route but by mistake, people supposed the Salako killed Hamido so everyone started to fear the Salako. Salako killed one by one Hamido's men. By the way, Salako realized everything and he wasn't a naive man anymore and Emine regretted what she did. Emine wanted Salako to forgive him. Salako forgave ...

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Salako is the first movie of Kemal Sunal as a leading role after numerous side roles. See more »

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Salako is coming!
24 March 2004 | by skafaceakaSee all my reviews

Salako saw Kemal Sunal's first leading role in a film. In this romantic comedy (as most Turkish comedies seem to be!) he plays the title role of Salakoglan("the fool" in English). He is the village idiot in which the boss (or Aga) of the village has a very beautiful daughter, Emine... whom Salako falls desperately in love with. Salako makes several attempts to win her over but Emine's father has already promised her to the boss of a local village and he himself isn't fond of Salako. As Salako is on the brink of suicide, Emine saves him at the last moment by announcing that they should run off together, consummate their relationship, and then return back to the village. By that point Emine's father won't be able to say no to Salako's proposal of marrying his daughter. So off they go, Salako, Emine, and Salako's only friend, Nafiye the mule, to the mountains to consummate the relationship. But every time Salako makes a move, Emine seems to make an excuse not to, why is this?... everything becomes clear as to why Emine wanted to leave the village in the first place! This film is one of Turkish cinemas best in an era when the only thing good about Turkish productions was the comedy; everything else being taccy, low budget, cringe-worthy junk!

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