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The Magician (2006)

Hokkabaz (original title)
Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.

Writer:

Cem Yilmaz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cem Yilmaz ... Iskender Tünaydin
Mazhar Alanson ... Sait Tünaydin
Özlem Tekin ... Fatma Nur Gaye Türksönmez
Tuna Orhan ... Maradona - Orhan Direk
Tuncer Salman Tuncer Salman ... Aslan Türksönmez
Kemal Inci Kemal Inci ... Cemal Aga
Gürgen Öz ... Erkut
Caner Alkaya Caner Alkaya ... Samidin
Ayçe Abana ... Nuran Denizgünü
Bahtiyar Engin ... Gazanfer Denizgünü
Ozan Uygun Ozan Uygun ... Young Iskender
Onuryay Evrentan Onuryay Evrentan ... Sibel
Suat Önen Suat Önen ... Doctor in Emergency
Selim Erdogan ... Sabahattin
Gamze Demirbilek Gamze Demirbilek ... Aynur
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Iskender is a failure as a magician. He knows his tricks, but the audience doesn't catch on and when the 'sawing a woman in half' part of his show goes terribly wrong Iskenders employer, club owner Ayhan, is fed up with him too. Iskender and his assistant and friend 'Maradona' are devastated. Where will they get money now to finally get their eyes lasered and pay the rent? Iskender has a great idea; leave Istanbul and do a small tour in Anatolia. For that they need the caravan of his brother-in-law and that caravan is currently occupied by Iskenders father, the grumpy and seemingly senile Sait. There's no other choice than to bring him along. Luckily Sait is a good bargainer and he lands Iskender a job on a wedding in a village where they are stranded with car trouble. Reluctantly he agrees, but it isn't going as planned. How is he going to explain the actual disappearance of the bride Fatma in one of his tricks? Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The man and woman sitting at the table which Iskender (played by Cem Yilmaz) sits by mistake are actually Cem Yilmaz's parents. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Garip
Lyrics and Music: Asik Mahzuni Serif
Performed by: Edip Akbayram
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This is not a comedy!
24 October 2006 | by nejattoSee all my reviews

I went to theater to laugh, since Cem Yilmaz is one of the best comedians of Turkey but this is more a drama. the screenplay is quite impressive. and players are doing their bests. especially Mazhar Alanson and Ozlem Tekin is going great job although they are not professionals(both of them are musicians)

Directing is very good though its the first directing trial of Cem Yilmaz. He got a lot of help from the second director of the movie who is a much more experienced director: Ali Taner Baltaci. Ali Taner Baltaci directed movies Vizontele and Vizontele Tuuba perfectly before. Cem yılmaz was starring in Vizontele.

I could say 7 up to 10. worth to see.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

De goochelaar See more »

Filming Locations:

Eceabat, Turkey See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,156,764
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1.85 : 1
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