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Anlat Istanbul (2005)

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... Hilmi (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
... Senay (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
... Rifki (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
... Darbukaci (segment "Fareli Köyün Kavalcisi")
... Ihsan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
... Idil (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
... Ramazan (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
Vahide Perçin ... Hürrem (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler") (as Vahide Gördüm)
Hilal Arslan ... 8. Cüce (segment "Pamuk Prenses ve Yedi Cüceler")
... Banu (segment "Külkedisi")
... Mimi (segment "Külkedisi")
Sevket Çoruh ... Recep (segment "Külkedisi")
... Fiko (segment "Külkedisi")
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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Attempted Smartness but a Failure
23 November 2005 | by See 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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