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Everything About Mustafa (2004)

Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey (original title)
A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it ... See full summary »


Çagan Irmak


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Credited cast:
Nejat Isler ... Fikret / Ceren's lover
Fikret Kuskan Fikret Kuskan ... Mustafa / Husband
Basak Köklükaya ... Ceren / Wife
Serif Sezer ... Mukadder / Mustafa's mother
Zeynep Eronat Zeynep Eronat ... Selda / woman neighbour at the country
Kutay Köktürk Kutay Köktürk ... Kenan / Mustafa's workmate
Emre Basak Emre Basak ... Mustafa's Brother
Ferit Aktug ... Policeman
Borgahan Gumussoy Borgahan Gumussoy ... Mustafa / child
Vahdet Çakar Vahdet Çakar ... Mustafa's Father
Arda Seçgun Arda Seçgun ... Kerem / Ceren and Mustafa's son
Yaman Tarcan Yaman Tarcan ... janitor / Hademe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bedia Ener Bedia Ener ... Fikret's mother
Hakan Ka Hakan Ka ... Fired workmate
Arda Secgun Arda Secgun ... Kerem


A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a cab driver, Fikret, who can answer it all. Mustafa is due to get a lot more than what he bargained for, however, as his interrogations take him to long-forgotten childhood memories and force him to see his formerly perfect life from a very different perspective. Written by yusufpiskin

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Actually, nothing is what it seems


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Release Date:

19 March 2004 (Turkey) See more »

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Istanbul, Turkey See more »


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Lyrics and Music by Mor ve Otesi
Performed by Mor ve Otesi
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Gothic Melodrama about a Dysfunctional Antihero
25 January 2016 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Sometimes it's wise to set aside one's prejudices against a film and consider it on its own merits as a contribution to the knowledge of the society that produces it.

Such is the case with MUSTAFA HAKKINDA HERŞEY (ALL ABOUT MUSTAFA). A Gothic melodrama reveling in its extremities, Çağan Irmak's film in my opinion piles absurdity on absurdity culminating in a sentimental denouement. But perhaps I am looking at it through jaundiced eyes.

The plot is straightforward: Mustafa (Fikret Kuşkan) is a successful businessman with a wife (Başak Köklükkaya) and son (Arda Seçgün) who runs his own film and advertising business. Life seems fairly good to him, although he does seem a little extreme in his reactions, especially during meetings. His wife Ceren dies unexpectedly in a car accident, that sends Mustafa into paroxysms of grief. Later on he discovers that she had had an affair with taxi-driver Fikret (Nejat İsler), so Mustafa determines to wreak revenge by imprisoning Fikret in a lonely house and forcibly extracting the truth from him. As time passes, we learn that Mostafa has had a highly troubled childhood, which explains why he reacts so excessively to the news of his wife's death.

The film is full of lurid sequences using tilted cameras and vivid colors to denote Mustafa's tortured state of mind. While alone with Fikret, he subjects the unfortunate taxi-driver to extreme forms of punishment, often involving S&M, which makes us feel that there is a sexual dimension to his sadism. The film includes tropes familiar from other Çağan Irmak films - the isolated house recalls KAÇAN FIRSATLAR LİMİTED; the sculptures adumbrate TAMAM MİYİZ?, and the sadism recalls KARANLIK TAKİLER. Throughout we are led to believe that Mustafa's behavior can be attributed to his childhood, especially his relationship to his father (who was equally sadistic).

At the same time he is portrayed as a family man with a touching concern for Kerem. This suggests some kind of cathartic desire; once he has exorcised the devil of childhood from his consciousness, he can be somehow released from mental torment. The diabolic aspects of the film are well brought out through the use of fast cutting.

The film does not tell us much about contemporary Turkish society; rather it suggests that human beings have to find their own means of coping with existence. Sometimes they cannot do this, and hence descend into abnormality.

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