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For Love and Honour (2007)

Kabadayi (original title)
Ali Osman is living a quiet life after years of struggle, and tears. And he is slowly slipping into dementia. He made his peace with the horrible life he had and waiting for his final day ... See full summary »


Ömer Vargi


Mevlut Acik, Fatih Demir (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Sener Sen ... Ali Osman
Kenan Imirzalioglu ... Devran
Ismail Hacioglu ... Murat
Asli Tandogan Asli Tandogan ... Karaca
Rasim Öztekin Rasim Öztekin ... Sürmeli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferdi Akarnur Ferdi Akarnur ... Talat
Muhammed Akay Muhammed Akay ... Koruma
Atakan Aksu Atakan Aksu ... Küçük Devran
Sehsuvar Aktas Sehsuvar Aktas ... Taksi Soförü
Ayberk Atilla Ayberk Atilla ... Hasan
Samim Baki Samim Baki ... Teoman
Tuncay Beyazit Tuncay Beyazit ... Baskomiser
Rana Cabbar Rana Cabbar ... Haco
Furkan Ege Furkan Ege ... Barda Eglenen
Bahtiyar Engin


Ali Osman is living a quiet life after years of struggle, and tears. And he is slowly slipping into dementia. He made his peace with the horrible life he had and waiting for his final day to come. He then learns a long kept secret about a rebel boy whom happens to be his son. The boy is targeted by an insane mobster over a pretty singer girl. After a bloody firefight in a bar where she performs, the boy and the girl takes refuge in Ali Osman's life. Now Ali Osman is at a junction; will he break his vow of peace and take the matter into his hands or will he let dementia make him forget about everything? Written by Verminaard

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Crime | Drama


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Ali Osman: Son, the bullet in your gun is reversed, be careful not to hurt yourself.
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Nihavend Saz Semavisi
Composed by Serif Muhittin Targan
Rights by Kalan Müzik
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Finally, a Turkish cinema exists!
17 December 2007 | by hbarbarossaSee all my reviews

I proclaim that, from the day this film was released on, Turkish cinema exists! Monumental acting (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, first time in his decade old career, is an actor in this one, and perfectly so), consistent storyline with all taboos hitherto nigh untouchable (corrupt Police, state relations of organized crime, torture and humiliation in prison and under custody etc.) turned upside down in a gentle and natural way not over-pressing things in a fist waving manner, a very well done final scene in which you swing between tears and laughter and overall bright regie... No Shakespearean heroes/villains cliché of Turkish films/TV; crafty and in depth character building and realization with an antagonist whom you almost pity.

Especially a gem if you wish to hear the Istanbul dialect of Turkish, which is mostly fading into memories with the older generations, spoken with character and attire.

Most recommended. (Heavy swearing and mild sexuality warning)

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (Turkey) See more »

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For Love and Honour See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey


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Fida Film, Filma-Cass See more »
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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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