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Police (2007)

Polis (original title)
Musa Rami, who has become a legend with his struggle against the mafia, is a police officer at homicide division. One day prior to celebrating his 63rd birthday, with a surprise party ... See full summary »

Director:

Onur Ünlü

Writer:

Onur Ünlü
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haluk Bilginer ... Musa Rami
Özgü Namal ... Funda
Ragip Savas Ragip Savas ... Komiser Yilmaz
Sermiyan Midyat ... Nihat
Settar Tanriögen ... Hayri
Kaan Çakir Kaan Çakir ... Tayfun Izmitli
Emre Karayel Emre Karayel ... Bekir
Aylin Çalap Aylin Çalap ... Sevgi
Sinan Çaliskanoglu Sinan Çaliskanoglu ... Haluk
Yesim Ceren Bozoglu Yesim Ceren Bozoglu ... Derya
Emel Pala Emel Pala ... Perihan
Nese Sayles Nese Sayles ... Yo yo ma
Engin Benli Engin Benli ... Volkan Izmitli
Murat Cemcir ... Komiser Hüseyin
Gökçe Akyildiz ... Ece (as Gözde Akyildiz)
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Storyline

Musa Rami, who has become a legend with his struggle against the mafia, is a police officer at homicide division. One day prior to celebrating his 63rd birthday, with a surprise party arranged by his family, he finds out that he has cancer and two months left before his death. In these two months, will he be able to fight against the mafia that has intensified its threats against his family and simultaneously reveal his deep love to Funda, who is a university student 40 years younger than him?... Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Crazy Credits

The director is a huge fan of Takeshi Kitano. In the credits it says "to my Mum and Kitano" See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Lyrics by Ceza
Performed by Ceza
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Did not like it, but can't say it's bad
15 April 2007 | by ulnoymanSee all my reviews

I have to admit from the beginning that I did not like the movie at all, but it does not mean that it was a bad movie. It was synthetic, artificial, out-of-place, foreign and unwelcoming. I did not believe anything in the movie for a second, since every move and every line reeked absurdity. I do not know how much of it was intended by the director, and what its purpose was...

The scenes were disturbingly empty, and camera positions were always awkward. If the director wanted to enhance the air of surrealism by that, he succeeded. But again, why? As the finale closed, I became more and more annoyed and bored, even though Haluk Bilginer was on the screen. For me, the presence of Haluk Bilginer on the cast always guarantees a decent movie, but I think this was the exception to the rule, for reasons beyond him.

I get the feeling that this director confuses being original with filling his movie with obtuse homages to marginal cinema examples around the world. (A Turkish cinemamaker does not have such luxury. I'm afraid he will either be weeded out by natural selection, or possibly opt to make more mainstream, box-office stuff.) Giving the director the benefit of the doubt, I sincerely hope that this was an experiment, not a failure. I'll try to see the next movie this director makes, but I will not pay for it...


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Police See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,213,576
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eflatun Film See more »
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Runtime:

(TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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