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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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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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9 March 2002 | by bahai62See all my reviews

Seventies... A small town in the Eastern parts of Turkey... A change in the lives...A sudden change... A new invention called "vizontele"(television) in the town...And a new quest for the people of the town...To operate this new invention... Yilmaz Erdogan, together with the well chosen casting gives a very good performance in reconstructing the tragic-funny events that took place in many of those small towns... The location, the shooting, the directing, the casting, the screenplay all made this the best Turkish movie ever, which in a sense was reflected in the records it broke in terms of box office... Congratulations Erdogan....


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