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Kader (2006)

Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor who loves to commit crimes.

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Zeki Demirkubuz

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Zeki Demirkubuz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ufuk Bayraktar Ufuk Bayraktar ... Bekir
Vildan Atasever Vildan Atasever ... Ugur
Engin Akyürek ... Cevat
Müge Ulusoy ... Ugur's Mother
Mustafa Uzunyilmaz ... Ugur's Father
Settar Tanriögen ... Bekir's Father
Erkan Can ... Otelci Irfan
Gönül Çalgan Gönül Çalgan ... Bekir's Mother
Ozan Bilen ... Zagor
Güzin Alkan ... Emine
Hikmet Demir Hikmet Demir ... Kudret
Çaglar Çorumlu ... Kamil
Müfit Aytekin ... Cemil
Apo Demirkubuz Apo Demirkubuz ... Muzo (as Abdullah Demirkubuz)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Huseyin Amasyali Huseyin Amasyali
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Storyline

Bekir is a young man who runs his father's business. He becomes infatuated with Ugur after she visits his shop one day. However she is in love with Zagor, a violent criminal. In a brawl Zagor kills the 'protector' of the family of Ugur and runs away with Ugur. After two subsequent murders he gets caught and Ugur asks for Zagor's help. She becomes a singer - whore and starts living from city to city following Zagor who is in prison, while Zagor follows her despite the fact that in the meantime he got married and has a child. Written by Good Edward

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Country:

Turkey | Greece

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Destin See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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The jacket Bekir wears while buying medicine is the exact same jacket that Yusuf (Guven Kirac) wears in Masumiyet (1997) See more »

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While Bekir is cutting Ugur's photo the tea glass is nearly empty, but then he looks in the photo he cut and half of the glass is full. See more »

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Follows Masumiyet (1997) See more »

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Obsession as a way of life
22 January 2008 | by ruhi-yamanSee all my reviews

We don't get Turkish films in Australia, apart from the odd festival piece. We have to wait for the DVDs to arrive or to be sent by relatives. I have just seen Kader.

How interesting it is that characters and reviewers alike talk about Bekir's love for Ugur. In every culture, there is a degree of confusion where love ends and obsession begins, but in my experience it has always been a particular Mediterrenean/Balkan disease. The director, very skillfully, conveys that in an environment where all conviction is hopeless dedicating a life to a person makes as much sense as any other formula for living. Bekir's obsession for Ugur intensifies because of, not despite, her rejection of him. However, the film is much more than a doomed love story. It is at once an exploration of alienation of youth, a study of roots of violence and a critique of machismo culture. Bekir's character reminded me a line from a well-known Turkish poem: "Like a pain without a body / seeking an organ to attach itself" (my translation, my apologies to purists). In reality, the line applies to all the major characters in the film. Much criticised ending is perfect, in my opinion. I cannot imagine a better way to end this important addition to modern Turkish cinema.


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