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Lodos (2009)

An argument between a girl and her boy friend leads to a unexpected murder. Everybody has their own reason to get away from this crime.

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Didem Erayda

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Didem Erayda (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erol Alpsoykan Erol Alpsoykan ... Kamyoncu
Ertan Erdal Ertan Erdal ... Berk
Esmeray Esmeray ... Tezgahtar
Emin Gümüskaya Emin Gümüskaya ... Hasmet
Erol Günaydin ... Ihsan Baba
Yasar Karakulak Yasar Karakulak ... Otelci Arif
Yesim Koçak ... Asli
Bulut Köpük Bulut Köpük ... Esme
Mustafa Payat Mustafa Payat ... Çöpçü
Bahar Sarah Bahar Sarah ... Sebnem
Sarp Sarp ... Kaan
Selcuk Uluergüven Selcuk Uluergüven ... Benzinci
Mustafa Uzunyilmaz ... Haluk
Rüçhan Çaliskur Rüçhan Çaliskur ... Ayla
Ümit Çirak Ümit Çirak ... Nejat (as Umit Cirak)
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A man, who is beating his girlfriend in an empty park, is attacked by a woman. This woman and the girl run away thinking that she has killed him. The girl's sister joins them and they drive to meet their father in his summerhouse. This unexpected crime, which took them to this road, becomes a road to each other and to themselves. They realize on this road that their lives are about running away, disappearance, coincidence, insanity, failures and dreams - and most important of all a deep anxiety. Lodos, which is a strong Mediterranean wind, will follow them all the way. Written by Munire Armstrong

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A short journey with the ordinary people of the "Age of Madness."

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Crime | Drama

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UK | Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Filming Locations:

Adapazari, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Yeni Nesil Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a good first film
28 April 2009 | by hasrettekin2See all my reviews

I have seen films' UK premiere yesterday and simply I would like to take my hats on the film crew. The movie unexpectedly strike me with its quality and I insist Lodos will be yet another example of the new Turkish film era of film making as an art that has started with Nuri Bilge Ceylan and continued with Faith Akin. Despite of being a first featuring film, the team obviously worked very hard and make something truly exceptional with their low budget and limited resources/time. For your intellect and reflective skills,not for your delight, a must seen film!!

The movie is yet clearly not for those romantic film lovers who enjoys romantic Yesilcam films with Turkan Soray, Hulya Kocyigit but credit to Lodos and heyyooo news for the new Turkish Cinema that it thankfully and successfully presents a psychological trailer film which we do not have much of the example in Turkish cinema. Lodos almost giving a little taste of Haneke (Funny Games) type of trailer in the way that it handles the story and presents issue of violence and proves that yes, we can make trailers, too. .. It is a realistic film, with some tragic-comic ingenious sub-stories of violence and use of metaphors in particular in the aspect of domestic violence, violence against women, portraying abusive relationship in the perspective of physical, verbal and emotional abuse with some light references to the homosexual and trans-gender issues and the abusive hierarchy of the system in general in Turkey. I must say, Lodos is not only a road story journey as it is appears in its fragman but it is a film about abuse, control and power which has a great deal of reflection on the ground, in the reality of everyday life. This characters are not only suffering their own psychological anxieties, own experiences of abuse but they are also subjected to an abuse in the system. Unemployment, family pressures, political issues and its affects on to the individuals, criminal justice system, identity issues...they all forms their affects on the individuals with the combination of dysfunctional families backgrounds, occurrence of violence in home, issues of drugs, alcohol and substance misuse as a way of coping; strong feelings of secrecy, guilt, desperation and embarrassment then transforming into depression, aggresison, anxiety and identity crises ending up poor mental health and isolation from self and others.

a promising feature in Turkish film industry. I am looking forward to discuss about the characters and it will certainly bring about many discussion on domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, substance misuse and mental health fields.


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