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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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Drama

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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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Technical Specs

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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A good example of Turkish cinema
23 April 2005 | by aaydedeSee all my reviews

Winner of many regional awards, it is one of the best and very modern movied of the Turkish cinema. After long years of being trapped in the popular and easy way of film-making, finally movies with artistic values are being released. Shot with a digital camera, the movie has very interesting visual effects.(a bit exaggurated and a bit experimental perhaps) the story is based on the lives of two friends which are totally different from each other. the movie contains a lot of cultural aspects which makes it impossible to be considered as an international movie. however, as i said before, the movie itself is a very solid proof that the standards of the Turkish cinema is rising.


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