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Series cast summary:
Kenan Imirzalioglu ...  Mehmet Kosovali 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Selin Demiratar Selin Demiratar ...  Nermin Yildiz 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Gökcan Gökmen Gökcan Gökmen ...  Aysu 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Atilla Alpar Atilla Alpar ...  Kamil 29 episodes, 2005-2006
Oguz Galeli Oguz Galeli ...  Ender Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ebru Kocaaga Ebru Kocaaga ...  Filiz Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ahmet Yenilmez Ahmet Yenilmez ...  Hasan Cin 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ekin Türkmen Ekin Türkmen ...  Ozlem Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Murat Soydan ...  Celal Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Meral Orhonsay ...  Sultan Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ferdi Merter Ferdi Merter ...  Sefa Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Anta Toros Anta Toros ...  Belkis Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Nalan Basaran Nalan Basaran ...  Asiye Yildiz 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Gülseven Yilmaz Gülseven Yilmaz ...  Melek 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Burak Çevik Burak Çevik ...  Mehmet 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Özlem Turhal Özlem Turhal ...  Muge 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Turgay Tanülkü Turgay Tanülkü ...  Sabri Yildiz 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Tekin Temel Tekin Temel ...  Sukru 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Ugur Tasdemir Ugur Tasdemir ...  Cagdas 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu ...  Topal Izzet 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Mehmet Polat Mehmet Polat ...  Bekir Karadag 21 episodes, 2005-2006
Ercan Demirel Ercan Demirel ...  Rahman Maras 21 episodes, 2005-2006


Mehmet and Nermin are desperately in love with each other. Both are living in the suburbs of Istanbul, trying to stay one step ahead of poverty by working harder each day. Their only aim is to get married and have a nice home. While Mehmet works as a welder in a shipyard, Nermin is a manicurist in one of the well known coiffeurs. But no matter how hard they try, they just never earn enough money to realize their dream. Ender, one of Istanbul's playboys sees Nermin and falls in love with her. Nermin, not being able to realise her dreams, gets upset, drunk and makes the biggest mistake of her life and spends the night with Ender. She has no other choice than to marry him. She leaves her old poor life and her only real love behind and starts a new life in richness with Ender. Written by ahmetkozan

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Release Date:

14 December 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Izgubljena ljubav See more »

Filming Locations:

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Sinegraf See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Remake of Aci hayat (1962) See more »


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Written by Yavuz Top
Performed by Yavuz Bingöl
Composed by Yavuz Top
Arranged by Aytug Yargiç
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As cheesy as it gets!
11 May 2006 | by Exiled_ArchangelSee all my reviews

This TV series is based on a movie from the 60's, and just like the vast majority of Turkish movies in that era, it accomplishes one thing perfectly: Being cheesy!

The acting is so and so by some characters, pretty good by a couple, and absolutely horrid by most of them. Especially Oguz Galeli and Anta Toros are tremendously fake. I have a feeling that is caused by a lack of communication between the director and the cast. Even the worst actor cannot fail at depicting malevolent demeanour so badly!

As for the plot, it may be good for a mini series of a dozen episodes or less (that still being ultimately cheesy), but they are trying to put more on the screen, and because of that, they fill it up with long and pretentious scenes. Not to mention the pointless religious propaganda they include in every other frame.

I do not find Aci Hayat to be worth watching on a regular basis. I would not say terrible either, I have seen terrible TV series and this is not one of them. But I do not watch it unless I have absolutely nothing better to do.

4,5 out of 10

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