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Magic Carpet Ride (2005)

Organize Isler (original title)
A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

Director:

Yilmaz Erdogan

Writer:

Yilmaz Erdogan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Asim Noyan
Tolga Çevik ... Superman Samet
Cem Yilmaz ... Müslüm Duralmaz
Özgü Namal ... Umut Ocak
Demet Akbag ... Nuran Ocak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timur Acar ... Tabutçu
Ebru Akel ... Nilüfer
Cem Aksakal ... Cem
Caner Alkaya Caner Alkaya ... Arif
Sarp Apak ... Kemal
Derya Artemel Derya Artemel ... Kemal's Girlfriend (Kemal'in Sevgilisi)
Ayberk Atilla Ayberk Atilla ... Köylü
Mücahit Avci Mücahit Avci ... Kasim
Iclal Aydin Iclal Aydin ... Hilal
Erdem Bas Erdem Bas ... Hayri
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A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic Carpet Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,667,052 (Turkey), 23 December 2005
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2.35 : 1
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The flashback scene in which the Cezmi Baskin character and companions rob the people who help them carry the coffin is actually a real event, says writer-director Erdogan in an interview. See more »

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Performed by Brooklyn Funk Essentials featuring Laco Tayfa( as Laço Tayfa)
Music composed by Bob Brockman (as Bob Brockmann), Lati Kronlund (aka Lars E.C. Kronlund)
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Good Erdogan movie, but not as good as an Erdogan movie
29 June 2006 | by ulnoymanSee all my reviews

"Organize Isler" is a decent comedy-drama that is sometimes clever but occasionally loses its charm. The name Yilmaz Erdogan always guaranties a good film as his writing talents and the exemplary BKM troupe work smoothly in every project. Erdogan always creates clever plots that the audience could discover another layer with every screening, which, is my opinion, a characteristic only the best movies have. However, 'Organize Isler' has less layers, or at least less interesting layers compared to his earlier works.

Casting seems to be a problem Erdogan has to deal with with every project. Since BKM troupe's long roster of talented actors generally outnumbers the necessary characters in a movie, the danger of 'over-casting' or 'mis-casting' looms large. One can see the effects of this issue in "Organize Isler" (for example the appearance of Iclal Aydin is totally unnecessary in my opinion, without any real contribution to the story told).

The movie is good, clever and entertaining. All actors are good, dependable, experienced and they work with each other well. Cem Yilmaz, who commands more and more respect as an actor with every movie he is in, enhances the value of the movie tremendously, and it seems his special relationship with Erdogan adds to their productivity. The production values are high, with wonderful aerial shots of Istanbul - which, like a constrictor python, seems more beautiful than it really is if you look from far above.

Another personal criticism of mine, which has little to do with the artistic side of the production, is the way the movie puts a human face on the gangsters who ruthlessly rob, kill and terrorize the streets of Istanbul. Although the film watches like a light-hearted anti-hero flick, I find it hard to feel for the "poor, good hearted" robbers with BMWs who would drag an old lady to death if she wont let her purse go.


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