Bana sans dile (2001) Poster

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The script is stolen from a story of Mr.Stephen King's
rgslinger2 October 2007
the movie is claimed to be made in 2001 yet entering the scene in 2007. As if this not enough to raise some suspects, the entire scenario is STOLEN from (or let's say "highly inspired by") a story of Stephen King.

I don't know if you ever read "Rage" the novella by Stephen King (Pls check out the book in your local book store or at The original story was first published in 1977 under the alias name Richard Bachman.

A story about a high-school student called Charlie Decker who went insane and took hostage of his entire class. The story brings out many reflections on every sort of criticism to the education system and society all through the eyes of a 17 y/o kid along with a first-class thriller.

Cagan Irmak is FOOLING the Turkish audience by a script which, he hopes, no one else remembers or knows of the original story.

Any note or tribute to Mr.Stephen King? Please, don't make me laugh! We're talking about the Turkish cinema here
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Gothic Horror Movie about a Tearaway Learner
l_rawjalaurence25 January 2016
Filmed in 2001 but little seen in Turkish theaters, BANA ŞANS DİLE (WİSH ME LUCK) is a straightforward tale of a learner Bahadır (Rıza Kocaoğlu) who holds a class up at gunpoint. Having spent most of his schooldays being tormented by his so-called classmates, he believes that it is time to strike back. With the local media and police force gathered outside the window of the school, ready to shoot him down at any moment, Bahadır forces his classmates to admit their guilty secrets in public and thereby shows the extent to which their young lives have been ruined by their elders, himself included.

The story is a familiar one, and is used by director Çağan Irmak to make some points about the way the innocence of childhood has been destroyed by adults. Some of the acting is over-the-top, to be sure, but this tends to serve the film's main theme. In the end the class teacher Tuba (Melisa Sözen), who has begun the film as a hostage, comes to understand Bahadır's point and defends him against a prying media as well as the police force. The youngster might have broken the law, but his behavior is less reprehensible than those who have committed secret indiscretions on him as well as his classmates.

The film makes some trenchant points about the media's capacity to sensationalize stories, and thereby overlook the true motivation behind an individual's actions. The youthful cast turn in some creditable performances, notably İsmail Hacıoğlu as Çağlar and Başak Daşman (Ayşegül).
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This is an excellent first movie, containing young talented actors/actresses.
antoninartaud3721 July 2015
This is an excellent first movie, containing young talented actors/actresses.

In one review it's said that this movie inspired/stolen by an Stephan King Novel and there is a point about the date of the movies.

First of all There is no contradictory about the dates of the movie. But back on those days (1999) because Cagan İrmak was not a well known director, this movie never made public attention. I'm not sure if this movie screened in theaters or only in festivals in 1999. But in 2007 or 2008 after Cagan İrmak become a popular director, the producer/firm which have the distribution rights of the movie decided to publish the movie again. I'm not sure if the movie was screened in theaters after this second publication but i'm sure that DVD's of this movie was published. As far as i know director Cagan İrmak was against this publication because so far he made popular movies in Turkish Cinema and didn't want an old movie of him to be used as a commercial project. So there is no suspicious situation about the dates of the movie.

Secondly about the inspiration from Stephan King Novel, the user used the story was Stolen from the novel. Inspiration and stealing a story are too far sides from each other and its a serious accusation to say a movies story is stolen from another story. I never read Stephen King's that novel so my comment could bu subjective but i can easily say that the story and plot of Bana Sans Dile can't be stolen from any story or book or movie because subject of an student taking his classmates hostage using a gun is not a original or unique concept. especially events like Columbine High School massacre could possibly be the inspiration of this movie. As i said the plot of the movie is not unique so its hard to say that its stolen from another novel.
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Mate have you even watched the film?
bozokurdi11 April 2008
Warning: Spoilers
Plot summary of the book RAGE FROM WIKIPEDIA AND IS NO NEAR THE STORY THAT CAGAN IRMAK HAS WRITTEN APART FROM A BOY GOING TO SCOHOLL WITH A GUN AND NO TEACHER IS KILLED IN THE FILM SO RESPECT IT MATE AND NO CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO Stephen King BECAUSE IT IS A BOY GOING TO A SCHOOL WITH A GUN MY SMELLY WASTE WATCH THE FILM FIRST THEN COMMENT READ THE PLOT SUMMARY OF THIS BOOK CALLED RAGE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WATCHED BANA SANS DILE AND PLEASE THE FILM WAS NOT RELEASED BECAUSE OF THE MY SMELLY WAST OF Turkish SYSTEM The narrator, Charlie Decker, a high school senior, details how he had long been fighting his growing rage against the authority figures which populate his world. He finally snapped and hit one of his teachers with a heavy wrench he had taken to carrying in his pocket; after much wrangling and discussion, the incident was dropped and he was allowed to return to school. His mental problems only worsened, and, as the story begins, during a meeting with the school principal, he snaps again. This time, he storms out of the meeting, goes to his locker and gets a gun he had taken from his father's desk. He sets the locker contents on fire, then proceeds to his classroom where he kills his math teacher Mrs. Underwood. The locker-fire sets off an alarm, and the school begins to be evacuated. Another teacher, Mr. Vance, enters the classroom to tell the kids to leave, and Charlie shoots him as well. The school is evacuated even more quickly and the police and media arrive on the scene.

This begins a long afternoon's discussion with his hostages/fellow students. Among many other things, Charlie says that he honestly does not know why he chose to do these things and claims that if he did know, he probably wouldn't do them. While toying with various authority figures who attempt to negotiate with him, he turns the class into a sort of therapy group, causing his schoolmates to semi-voluntarily tell embarrassing secrets about themselves and each other. Interspersed throughout are narrative flashbacks to Charlie's own unpleasant childhood and adolescence, particularly his horrid relationship with his father, an abusive alcoholic. Towards the end of the stand-off, Charlie is shot in the chest by a police marksman, but escapes death thanks to the locker padlock that he put in his breast pocket after starting the fire.

He finally comes to the realization that only one of the other students is really being held there by him and his gun: a seeming "big man on campus" named Ted Jones, who is harboring his own unpleasant secrets. The other students attack Jones, leaving him battered and catatonic, and file out of the school. When the police enter the classroom, the now-unarmed Charlie deliberately makes a wild "threatening" gesture and is shot three times. He survives and is committed to an insane asylum, where he finishes telling his tale to whomever he is telling it, saying it is time to turn out the light.
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