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Yazi Tura (2004)

Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / ... See full summary »

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Ugur Yücel

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Ugur Yücel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenan Imirzalioglu ... Hayalet Cevher
Olgun Simsek ... Seytan Ridvan
Bahri Beyat ... Baba Cemil
Engin Günaydin ... Sencer
Teoman Kumbaracibasi ... Teoman
Erkan Can ... Firuz
Settar Tanriögen ... Zeyyat
Eli Mango ... Tasula
Sultan Gündüz Sultan Gündüz ... Rahime
Mizgin Kapazan ... Sefika
Levent Can ... Hamit
Sinasi Yurtsever ... Basri
Erdogan Güleç Erdogan Güleç ... Rasit
Ülkü Duru ... Melahat
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ... Maki Amca
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Storyline

Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young man who is living with his father in Istanbul. Both went to the army together, and fought in the Eastern Anatolia. Both had dreams and expectations for their civil lives back home. After their military service Ridvan goes back to his village with his right leg missing, the leg that he would score goals with, due to a mine explotion. Neither his fiancée nor his friends treat him the way before. What Ridvan has been through during the war actually brings him down with time. In the same mine explosion Cevher also lost his hearing ability of his right ear, but he is going to go through a greater change after he rescues his father from the wreckage of the Marmara Earthquake. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Turkey | Greece

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Kopf oder Zahl See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

€1,440,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ugur Yücel, the director wanted to cast Ozan Güven for a major part; but the actor was then working in Cem Yilmaz's G.O.R.A. (2004). The actor, however, appears for a few seconds as a soldier on the field alongside Olgun Simsek, the lead. See more »

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good work
15 May 2006 | by profdrzihnisinirSee all my reviews

The film actually has two separate stories, starting from the same scene. First story is about a small town guy who comes back from the military service as a wounded handicapped man. The next story is about his friend who comes back home in the big city after army service. Their before-military dreams are destroyed when they confront realities of life. I liked the first story better because it is very probable and realistic. However, the second story, is not as strong as the first, mainly because of telling a marginal story, (army guy turns into mafia guy, his daddy had a former marriage with a Greek woman, and their son is half Greek half Turkish gay man).. So second story mainly revolves around the psychological conflicts on how come a Turkish commando-mafia guy had a gay Greek half brother.. I wonder how many turks had this same conflict :) This is a typical trap of many Turkish movie makers usually fall.. They focus on a marginal story, and lives of marginal people, and they miss the huge majority of people, and their ordinary lives. The realism in the movie weakens when almost all characters are losers, alcohol and drug abusers. Movie also is loaded with too many things which reduces its believability: terrorist/military conflict, Turkish guy loving a terrorist conflict, painful earthquake, Greek Turkish relations, gay-macho conflicts, substance abuse, mafia, son father conflict, etc .. too many things in one package.. Conclusion: Nice to watch, especially the first story, but it could have been done better..


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