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Istanbul Tales (2005)

Anlat Istanbul (original title)
Istanbul Tales is a 2005 Turkish drama film which tells five interconnected stories set in modern-day Istanbul based on the fairy tales Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, Sleeping Beauty ... See full summary »

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Ümit Ünal
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12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Altan Erkekli ... Hilmi (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
Özgü Namal ... Senay (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
Mehmet Günsür ... Rifki (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
Erkan Can ... Darbukaci (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
Çetin Tekindor ... Ihsan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Azra Akin Azra Akin ... Idil (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Nejat Isler ... Ramazan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Vahide Perçin ... Hürrem (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler") (as Vahide Gördüm)
Hilal Arslan Hilal Arslan ... 8. Cüce (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Yelda Reynaud ... Banu (segment "Külkedisi")
Güven Kiraç Güven Kiraç ... Mimi (segment "Külkedisi")
Sevket Çoruh ... Recep (segment "Külkedisi")
Ismail Hacioglu ... Fiko (segment "Külkedisi")
Bulent Carikci Bulent Carikci ... VJ (segment "Külkedisi") (as VJ Bülent)
Hasibe Eren ... Birsu (segment "Külkedisi")
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Istanbul Tales is a 2005 Turkish drama film which tells five interconnected stories set in modern-day Istanbul based on the fairy tales Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. The film, which went on nationwide general release on 11 March 2005, won several awards including Best Film at the 24th International Istanbul Film Festival. Written by omerefe94

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Drama | Thriller

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Attempted Smartness but a Failure
23 November 2005 | by cenksaracogluSee all my reviews

With its lack of integrity and coherence; and an explicit inability to deepen the stories and bad acting except some actors, I think a user rating close to 8 is very very unrealistic. The director plays the smart by attempting to link five stories, but the links are very simplistic. Unable to provide a realistic picture of the social life in Turkey. It seems that rather than the content and good acting, the director gave too much emphasis upon the sensational "popularity" of the actors, each of which is very well known by Turkish public. This intention of making these "famous" faces to be seen in the movie seems to dominate the content and artistic concerns. My vote is 5 out of 10


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Country:

Turkey

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Turkish

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Anlat Istanbul - Erzähl Istanbul See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$739,855
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Dolby Digital

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