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Vizontele (2001)

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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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Yilmaz Erdogan
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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

People: What is this, vizontele?
Nazmi: Radio with pictures. You listen Zeki Müren in the radio, right? Now, you'll be able to see him as well!
Fikri: Will Zeki Müren see us too?
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References The Ugly King Doesn't Forgive (1967) See more »

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My Favourite Turkish Movie
4 June 2015 | by Alperen YildizalpSee all my reviews

Turkish cinema is successful only in two genres, drama and comedy, unfortunately. However, in this two genres, there are some masterpiece level movies, I must say. Vizontele is one of them in my opinion, as a great harmony of these two genres. It is the beginning of a new era in Turkish cinema which is dominated by the actors and actresses of this movie in the following decade. The cast of the movie is so to say an 'All-Star' squad of acting containing plenty of master degree acting artists, which is very hard to be encounter again in the future. There are lots of notable performances without a distinction of lead role or back role, some of which are performed by Erkan Can, Köksal Engür, Cem Yılmaz, Cezmi Baskın, Şafak Sezer, Zerrin Sümer, Tolga Çevik, Salih Kalyon, Selahattin Taşdöğen, Sinan Bengier, Erdal Tosun, İclal Aydın, Tuncer Salman, Bican Günalan, Şebnem Sönmez, Serhat Özcan and of course the lead artists Demet Akbağ, Altan Erkekli and Yılmaz Erdoğan. This movie has gifted so many quotes that are used even today in Turkish people's daily conversations. In this manner, it is possible to claim that Vizontele has already became a cult Turkish movie.


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