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Baska Dilde Ask (2009)

Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to ... See full summary »

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Ilksen Basarir
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mert Firat Mert Firat ... Onur
Saadet Aksoy ... Zeynep
Emre Karayel Emre Karayel ... Aras
Lale Mansur ... Kadife
Tugrul Tulek ... Kamuran Akyürek
Sebnem Köstem ... Handan
Tuna Kirli Tuna Kirli ... Vedat
Ulas Torun Ulas Torun ... Bartender (as Inan Ulas Torun)
Murat Okay Murat Okay ... Ahmet
Timur Acar ... Policeman
Gizem Erden Gizem Erden ... Ayse
Yonca Erturk Yonca Erturk ... Library manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Didem Balçin ... Leyla
Serkan Çetinkaya Serkan Çetinkaya ... Bar-goers
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Storyline

Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks of the people around him. At his friend Vedat's engagement party, he meets Zeynep, who later finds out about Onur's hearing disability, but is not bothered by it. She is forced by her overbearing father to leave home and gets a job at a call-center. Having to speak on the phone all day to people she doesn't know, Zeynep finds peace with Onur, who she communicates with perfectly without speaking... Written by antikor

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I wonder if we can get along without talking at all...

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | Sign Languages

Release Date:

18 December 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

I glossa tis agapis See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The rowing scenes are filmed at Lake Eymir in Ankara although Onur is portrayed as a rower for Galatasaray, which is based in Istanbul. Lake Eymir is normally used by the Middle East Technical University Rowing Team (seen as ODTU in the movie). See more »

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One of the best Turkish movies I've ever seen.
12 January 2010 | by koray_ySee all my reviews

I think Mert Firat and Ilksen Basarir (the director) did an excellent job in writing this great story and presented it by doing the best directing and casting. Mert Firat's acting in the movie is stunning. The way the story enrolls is easy to follow and exciting. The story is about miscommunication we all experience in the "modern" world. Specially, the miscommunication in our relationships with our closest friends and loved ones. The love is of course at the main road when we try to express the deepest feelings with simple words. Onur is dumb and deaf young man who is having a fight to be accepted and appreciated in his small community. Zeynep is a girl who is not happy with his workplace, boss, friends and family. Zeynep's job is about talking to people on the phone. She is a call center worker. Onur's world is silent but all other senses are active in his deep heart. And the love that they fell in is inspiring and teaching to each of them and to us. Love in a different language turns to living in a world that we value differences and first understand and to be understood. I hope that this universal valuable messages reaches to many. One of the best Turkish movies I've ever seen.


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