6.4/10
467
1 user 1 critic

Black Dogs Barking (2009)

Kara Köpekler Havlarken (original title)
Restless and young, best buddies Selim and Çaça live a meager existence on the outskirts of Istanbul. By day they breed pigeons on the roof, by night they roam the streets with their ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mehmet Bahadir Er, Maryna Gorbach (co-director)
Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Çakal (2010)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Akin's life changes after his mother dies. He wants to escape the tough life in the slums of Istanbul. When his girlfriend Deniz leaves him, he chooses to go on a path that will change his life forever...

Director: Erhan Kozan
Stars: Çetin Altay, Hüseyin Bardak, Ufuk Bayrak
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A guy returns home from military service in the terror-stricken Southeast only to find his younger brother murdered and disposed of in a dumpster. He discovers more than he's bargained for as he tries to find the killer.

Director: Aydin Bulut
Stars: Mehmet Ali Nuroglu, Ismail Hacioglu, Volga Sorgu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.

Director: Özer Kiziltan
Stars: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç
Majority (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »

Director: Seren Yüce
Stars: Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Settar Tanriögen, Nihal G. Koldas
Offside (2000)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Thirtysomething Suat still lives with his parents and works at his father's store when not practicing as goalie for the local football team, Esnaf Spor. The neighborhood's greatest wish is ... See full summary »

Director: Serdar Akar
Stars: Savas Dinçel, Erkan Can, Müjde Ar
Toss-Up (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / ... See full summary »

Director: Ugur Yücel
Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Olgun Simsek, Bahri Beyat
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Istanbul Tales is a 2005 Turkish drama film which tells five interconnected stories set in modern-day Istanbul based on the fairy tales Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, Sleeping Beauty ... See full summary »

Directors: Ömür Atay, Selim Demirdelen, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Altan Erkekli, Özgü Namal, Mehmet Günsür
In Bar (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare... See full summary »

Director: Serdar Akar
Stars: Nejat Isler, Hakan Boyav, Serdar Orçin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A painter with a turbulent history, fiercely committed to his ideals and still averse to settling down despite his 70 years; a lawyer who packed in his job after suffering a heart attack ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ahmet Boyacioglu
Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Taner Birsel, Erkan Can
Destiny (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Bekir loves Ugur, who loves Zagor, who loves to commit crimes.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Ufuk Bayraktar, Vildan Atasever, Engin Akyürek
On Board (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sailors want to remain in their small world, warm and cozy and full of lies, but they kidnap a prostitute from some pimps.

Director: Serdar Akar
Stars: Erkan Can, Haldun Boysan, Yildiray Sahinler
Kosmos (2009)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya is nearly in a panic when his ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem
Stars: Sermet Yesil, Türkü Turan, Serkan Keskin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cemal Toktas ... Selim
Volga Sorgu Volga Sorgu ... Çaça
Erkan Can ... Usta
Taylan Ertugrul Taylan Ertugrul ... Reis
Ayfer Dönmez Ayfer Dönmez ... Ayse
Murat Daltaban Murat Daltaban ... Mehmet
Ergun Kuyucu Ergun Kuyucu ... Sait
Mehmet Usta Mehmet Usta ... Anten
Onur Dikmen Onur Dikmen ... Sari
Muhammed Cangören Muhammed Cangören ... Persian Grandpa
Sener Savas Sener Savas ... Police
Vahap Erucu Vahap Erucu ... Lazkopat
Barlas Hünalp Barlas Hünalp ... Manager Barlas
Mehmet Bahadir Er Mehmet Bahadir Er ... Man with film camera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuzey Yücehan Kuzey Yücehan
Edit

Storyline

Restless and young, best buddies Selim and Çaça live a meager existence on the outskirts of Istanbul. By day they breed pigeons on the roof, by night they roam the streets with their entourage in their pimped-up car, "My Orange Angel". Their neighborhood's view of the city's gigantic business towers accelerates their ambitions. The two buddies want to open their own parking-lot business near a gigantic mall, and they just might get lucky, since they're supported by the local mafia boss. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Dogs Barking See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A gritty little film with authentic dialogue that does for Istanbul...
25 March 2010 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Husband and wife directorial team Mehmet Bahadır Er and Maryna Gorbach made their stunning feature début with this powerful little drama which has won them the Cinema Writers Association Best Film Award at the 21st Ankara International Film Festival as well as critical comparisons to a young Martin Scorsese.

Sometime pigeon trainer Selim (Cemal Toktaş) and best friend Çaça (Volga Sorgu) quickly find themselves out of their depth as they go behind the back of their local mafia boss to enter into a bidding war for a mall car park contract against a hard-nosed security contractor who does not welcome the competition.

The bland Cemal Toktaş is amiable enough in the lead role and develops a good relationship with award-winning stereotypical comedy sidekick Volga Sorgu and romantic interest Ayfer Dönmez but all are outshone by a superb supporting cast headed by veteran Erkan Can which includes Taylan Ertugrul, Murat Daltaban and a menacing Ergun Kuyucu.

The happily wedded film-makers have created a gritty and realistic look at Istanbul's treacherous underbelly which demonstrates an authentic ear for dialogue and tells an all to familiar tale which might prove a little too dark and depressing to make the film entirely palatable to international audiences.

"I have great plans for you."


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed