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Borrowed Bride (2005)

Egreti gelin (original title)
Despite his young age, Ali is a child who is on the verge of marrying due to tradition. However, there is no training or job. Nese, whom he is about to marry, is ready for marriage both ... See full summary »

Director:

Atif Yilmaz

Writers:

Gul Dirican, Tarik Günersel (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nurgül Yesilçay ... Kostak Emine
Onur Ünsal Onur Ünsal ... Ali
Sevket Çoruh Sevket Çoruh ... Hasan
Eylem Yildiz Eylem Yildiz ... Nese
Metin Akpinar ... Tavid
Müjde Ar ... Iffet
Nilüfer Aydan ... Semiha
Esra Aymutlu Esra Aymutlu ... Saime
Kivanç Baskan Kivanç Baskan ... Sadik
Füsun Demirel Füsun Demirel ... Çeneto
Mehmet Esen ... Ibis
Hakki Gültürk Hakki Gültürk ... Cemil
Fikret Hakan ... Talat
Pinar Ögün Pinar Ögün ... Nazli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ozgür Beyanc Ozgür Beyanc ... Refik
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Storyline

Despite his young age, Ali is a child who is on the verge of marrying due to tradition. However, there is no training or job. Nese, whom he is about to marry, is ready for marriage both mentally and physically. The families of both sides made plans for this marriage. In order for these plans to take place, this marriage yeast needs to be kept. The only solution would be to give Ali an experience in marriage. For this purpose, a makeshift bride will be called beauty. Written by Hamza Toklu

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey | Greece

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Borrowed Bride See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,670,311
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sükran Kozali, who is the author of the novel of the same name, sued both Atif Yilmaz, who is the director of the movie, and Delta Company for altering the content of her book without her permission. Kozali stated women in then-Denizli did this job to work for peanuts, not to earn any real money by practising it. See more »

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A true story about puppy love
23 January 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Atif Yilmaz is the Turkish equivalent of the famous French new wave filmmaker Eric Rohmer. Their films are becoming more and more sweeter as they are getting older. "Egreti Gelin" in Turkish means a borrowed bride. It is the poignant tale of a poor girl employed by a rich man to teach his son the tricks of a happy marriage. The inept boy rejects the girl chosen by his mother and falls for the poor "borrowed bride". Apart from these funny, comical scenes, the film has its share of drama as well as tragedy as the poor girl's husband comes from prison to take revenge on the man(boy) who has stolen his wife.A winsome film for all those who are enjoying the joys of true love.


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