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Bliss (2007)

Mutluluk (original title)
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When an unmarried teenage girl is believed by her family to have given up her virginity, she is ordered to be killed out of shame. But before her relative is able to complete the task, the two encounter a college professor.

Director:

Abdullah Oguz

Writers:

Elif Ayan, Zülfü Livaneli (novel) | 3 more credits »
19 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Talat Bulut ... Irfan / Professor
Özgü Namal ... Meryem
Murat Han ... Cemal / Meryem's cousin
Mustafa Avkiran ... Ali Riza
Emin Gürsoy ... Tahsin
Sebnem Köstem ... Döne
Meral Çetinkaya ... Münevver
Erol Babaoglu ... Yakup
Lale Mansur ... Aysel
Emel Göksu ... Gülizar / Ebe-midwife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alpay K. Atalan Alpay K. Atalan ... Selo (as Alpay Atalan)
Leyla Basak Leyla Basak ... Serap (as Lena Leyla Basak)
Ali Ciftel Ali Ciftel ... Old Shepherd
Ugur Izgi Ugur Izgi ... Ali Reza's Man #2
Sevgi Onat Sevgi Onat ... Lady in the Ferry
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Three people meet under unlikely circumstances and change each other's lives in this Turkish drama from director Abdullah Oguz. When an unmarried teenage girl is believed by her family to have given up her virginity, she is ordered to be killed out of shame. But before her relative is able to complete the task, the two encounter a college professor in the midst of an existential crisis. With each of their futures held in the balance, the trio embarks on a journey together. Written by Jason Buchanan

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Genres:

Drama

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Böyledir Bizim Sevdamiz
Written by Zülfü Livaneli
Performed by Zara Yilmaz (as Zara)
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Fantastic Movie
13 February 2009 | by absolute_mightSee all my reviews

Definitely the best film I have seen in a long time. I recommend this movie to anyone. The story line is great, it shows lifestyle of both eastern and western turkey and how easterners adopt the western life (well, they try anyway). Although both eastern and western people in the movies are from the same country, they are so apart that its almost as they are from different nations and religions. One is a modern university teacher and the other is a village man that brought a girl to Istanbul so she can kill her and win his families pride again. The actors are amazing and the movie is definitely worth many awards. I give it 10/10 and recommend this to anyone and everyone.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey | Greece

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Aperanti eftyhia See more »

Filming Locations:

Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,039, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$40,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,605,671
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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