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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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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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Drama

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Böyledir Bizim Sevdamiz
Written by Zülfü Livaneli
Performed by Zara Yilmaz (as Zara)
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My Favorite Seattle Film Festival Movie
14 June 2008 | by dkmountainparkSee all my reviews

Great movie and was particularly appealing as it covers so many topics/ angles/contrasts. It deals with many opposites.

Starts out with the portrayal of life in rural Turkey and ends up juxtaposing this with the new modern Turkish cultures and views. The opening scene of a barren lakeside with the lively visual of the teaming sheep being herded is breathtaking. It is still burned in my brain.

Displays people at their most inhuman and unfathomable to their most caring and compassionate. One moment you are repulsed by the depths of depravity that man can descend too and then rewarded by the caring and sublime that one can attain. You view parched, barren rocky landscapes then are treated to a seascape that makes you want to book an immediate trip to the Aegean.

There is a minor love story at play and all times the wonderful score interjects itself in the background. The scenery is transcendent. A must see.


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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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