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Egg (2007)

Yumurta (original title)
Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) ... See full summary »


Semih Kaplanoglu


Erdogan Alkan (poem), Leyla Ipekci (contributor to screenplay) | 3 more credits »
28 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Nejat Isler ... Yusuf
Saadet Aksoy ... Ayla (as Saadet Isil Aksoy)
Ufuk Bayraktar ... Haluk
Kaan Karabacak Kaan Karabacak ... Little Boy
Cengiz Bozkurt
Tülin Özen Tülin Özen ... Woman at Bookstore
Gülçin Santircioglu ... Gül
Semra Kaplanoglu Semra Kaplanoglu ... Zehra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Berkay Acar Berkay Acar ... Wedding Extra
Muge Acar Muge Acar ... Wedding Extra
Nehir Acar Nehir Acar ... Wedding Extra
Nursel Adiyaman Nursel Adiyaman ... Wedding Extra
Batuhan Ak Batuhan Ak ... Wedding Extra
Mehtap Ak Mehtap Ak ... Wedding Extra
Mehmet Akaydin Mehmet Akaydin ... Wedding Extra


Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the existence of this distant relation who had been living with his mother for five years; He stays by his dead mother's bedside for a while on the morning of his return. Ayla's presence alleviates the emotions evoked by death to an extent. But how will Yusuf cope with the guilt that embraces him after the funeral? Will he manage to overcome it? The maternal household's chattels, and everyday habits, the staid rhythm of the provinces and the spaces filled with ghosts&; The town he once had left to escape all this, re-enchants Yusuf. Yusuf finds out on the day he's due to return to Istanbul that he is obliged to perform the sacrifice his mother had been prevented by death from fulfilling. Ayla pressures him. Yusuf and Ayla set off for the saint's tomb, some ... Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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Pristine beauty
14 April 2020 | by niyanthaSee all my reviews

It's too complicated to capture the simplicity as it is !

Film : Yumurta Director : Semih Kaplanoglu Cinematography : Ozgur Eken Cast : @saadetisilaksoy Nejat Isler

As I said it is hard to showcase the surrealism !

#semihkaplanoglu work reflects #tarkovsky #satyajitray #kiarostami Any how he impressed with his surrealistic command on writing and making ( framing camera movements aspect ratio ).

#ozgureken emblematic long shots are painterly eye for landscapes and nearly impressive his usage of colours domestic lighting !

When it comes to the situations he created was genuine and organic.A struggling Istanbul poet returning to his hometown attending the funeral of his mother, who hasn't been back several years. He surprised to see the presence of a young woman ( his relative ) who has been serving to his mother last 5 Year's. Rest of the film goes through what is the consequences happened between them.

I was quite surprised to know their intro Scene, she's calling the plant's by their family names who are dead.( That is aunt Zahra, this is your father...later he replies oh good to see my father was blossom )

I was fallen love with #saadetisilaksoy pristine and graceful act. She is the one who stole Complete show with her silence moods and expressions !

#yumurta #Turkish

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Release Date:

9 November 2007 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Egg See more »

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Dolby Digital EX



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1.85 : 1
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