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The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Deli Emin
Demet Akbag ... Siti Ana (Siti Mother)
Altan Erkekli ... Mayor Nazmi
Cem Yilmaz ... Fikri
Cezmi Baskin ... Latif
Bican Günalan Bican Günalan ... Sezgin
Sebnem Sönmez Sebnem Sönmez ... Gulizar
Iclal Aydin Iclal Aydin ... Reyhan
Mesut Çakarli Mesut Çakarli ... Rifat
Zeynep Tokus ... Asiye
Tolga Çevik ... Nazif (as Tolga Cevik)
Tuncer Salman Tuncer Salman ... Ahmet
Salih Kalyon ... Casim
Sener Kökkaya Sener Kökkaya ... Basri (as Sener Kokkaya)
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Sehymus
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The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot and Nazmi who is the mayor of the village. Emin and Nazmi attempt to start the broadcasting of television in their village and face various difficulties in this process. Written by BKM

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Official Sites:

Besiktas Kultur Merkezi

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Bизoнтеле See more »

Filming Locations:

Gevas, Van, Turkey

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Veli: Father! There is no battery!
Latif: Is it out of charge, twerp? Of course it would happen so if you left the lights turned on.
Veli: There is no battery, completely. It is stolen!
Latif: Whaaat!
Veli: Yes, they have opened the hood and stole the battery, Ok! You opened the hood but why to steal battery? If they did not have stolen it...
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Masterpiece
9 February 2006 | by tuncay84See all my reviews

I have read some reviews from people stating the time the film was meant to reflect on was wrong, the acting was not good and the area it was filmed in was not right, i wonder why people go on about these little little things and why they don't just watch the film and enjoy.

I certainly did and everyone else i know did, and i can say that we didn't sit down and argue about why the date/timing of the filming was wrong.

Great movie, a must see.

Erdogan is a very good director and i think in time he will get better he will definitely make funnier films, better films.


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