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Arabesk (1988)

This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya... See full summary »

Director:

Ertem Egilmez

Writer:

Gani Müjde
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sener Sen ... Sener
Müjde Ar ... Müjde
Ugur Yücel Ugur Yücel ... Ekrem
Necati Bilgiç Necati Bilgiç ... Kaya
Üstün Asutay Üstün Asutay
Tarik Pabuccuoglu Tarik Pabuccuoglu ... Ismail
Kadir Savun
Münir Özkul
Orhan Çagman Orhan Çagman
Rasim Öztekin Rasim Öztekin ... Hasta
Candan Sabuncu
Dogu Erkan Dogu Erkan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Celal Belgil Celal Belgil
Coskun Gögen Coskun Gögen
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This is the tragicomic story of two lovers who cannot ever get together. Sener is the son of a simple family in the village and he is in love with the village headman's daughter Mujde. Kaya is also in love with Mujde. With Kaya's misleading, Mujde's father is against her marriage with Sener and does everything to prevent it. Sener goes to Istanbul and becomes a famous singer, Mujde follows him. Sener gets blind in an accident, and Mujde gets blind as he is cured. Sener gets amnesia, though he marries Mujde and gets healed. One mishap follows the other.. They come together, get separated, and reunite.. The mishaps go on till they get old and die.. They hope to reunite in the life after death, yet there too Kaya is waiting for them.. Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

1988 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Arabesque See more »

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Arzu Film,Erler Film See more »
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An absurd comedy classic
11 April 2001 | by cankirmiziSee all my reviews

In the final film before his death, Ertem Egilmez makes a perfect ending to his glorious career with this world class movie. The movie is an absurd comedy classic, nearly in the style of "Airplane!" and ZAZ movies, makes great fun of "Arabesk" culture. Sener Sen plays the lead role alongside of Mujde Ar who try to meet but cannot because of several funny tragedies. There are lots of humorous tragedies in the film just like in the old Turkish movies. Ugur Yucel's "Marlon Brando" impersonation is worth seeing, too. I recommend tihs film to everyone wtith some knowledge about old Turkish cinema and good sense of humor.


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