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Alone (2008)

Issiz Adam (original title)
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Tells about those people whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles; It is also Foods, mothers, old songs and love that this movie is consists of.

Director:

Çagan Irmak

Writer:

Çagan Irmak
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Credited cast:
Melis Birkan Melis Birkan ... Ada
Cemal Hünal ... Alper
Yildiz Kültür ... Müzeyyen
Serif Bozkurt Serif Bozkurt ... Senol
Gözde Kansu ... Sinem
Goncagül Sunar Goncagül Sunar ... Customer
Asli Aybars Asli Aybars ... Yasemin
Veda Yurtsever Ipek Veda Yurtsever Ipek
Sezgin Erdemir Sezgin Erdemir ... Bookstore guy
Necla Fide Necla Fide ... Seyma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Basri Albayrak Basri Albayrak ... Restoran Müsterisi
Tarik Ündüz Tarik Ündüz
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Alper is in his mid 30s and a good chef at his own restaurant. He loves luxury and spends his life with one-night stands and paid love. One day, his life changes utterly as he walks into a second-hand shop where he first encounters Ada who is in her late 20s and has a shop where she designs costumes for kids. She leads a modest life and one day while looking for a book, her and Alper's paths cross. Alper is fascinated by Ada's beauty and starts following her with the book she has been looking for. They both experience first signs of love, which they have never experienced before. Although Alper tries to fit Ada into his life, he realizes that this narrows his life down while on the other hand Ada has already fallen in love with him. 'Issiz Adam' portrays the life of those whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles. The film is also filled with food, mothers, old songs, and love. Written by Sahin Cetinkaya

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Quotes

Ada: You have a face with a story.
Alper: How do you mean?.
Ada: You almost have no forehead. It's like your hair couldn't wait and grow in a big rush... So you always seem to be running... Your eyes are completely the opposite. They tell you to stop for a bit... To walk one step at a time... And they really look a lot... I mean, how can I put it?. They look really deeply. And you know that. Which is why you can't look at anyone for a long time. Your beard, it's like honey... And it's kind of in-between the two. ...
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Une Belle Histoire
Music by Michel Fugain
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
Performed by Michel Fugain
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A leading man only a mother could love
27 August 2009 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Popular Turkish television writer-director Çağan Irmak best known for his series "Çemberimde Gül Oya" and "Asmalı Konak", proved his popular appeal with this particularly modern take on the somewhat overdone Rom-Com genre that has a peculiarly Turkish bent which makes it well worth seeking out for anyone who wants an insight into that country's attitudes to love and sex.

Cemal Hunal certainly looks the part of a romantic lead as Alper and is not without his charms but the character he plays is so thoroughly repellent that it is impossible to cheer for him as he attempt to woo the feisty Melis Birkan as Ada, who one can't help but feel should have known better, under the kindly gaze of the brilliant but underutilised Yildiz Kültür as Alper's mother.

The filmmakers through in a fair few laughs, normally at Alpers expense, but these mostly relate to his degenerate sexual escapades and do nothing to endear him to the audience and it is this lack of pathos that was for me this films ultimate undoing as even at the end I could barely shed a tear when the film lived up to its English language title by leaving him alone.

I'm living with tainted blood.


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Country:

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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (Turkey) See more »

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$16,123,820
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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