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A reckless electrician, who is struggling with debt, decides to kill his wife and use her savings as a way out. His plan takes an unexpected twist when his loving wife, comes back from the dead to be with her family.

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Engin Günaydin
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Credited cast:
Engin Günaydin ... Celal
Binnur Kaya Binnur Kaya ... Sevilay
Settar Tanriögen ... Cemal
Ilker Aksum ... Televizyoncu Sabri
Günes Berberoglu Günes Berberoglu ... Sibel
Tolga Coskun Tolga Coskun ... Huseyin
Binnaz Ekren Binnaz Ekren ... Hanife
Ercan Kesal ... Süleyman
Sinasi Yurtsever ... Seyfi
Tayfun Sav Tayfun Sav ... Terzi Fahri
Nedim Suri Nedim Suri ... Mesut
Serra Yilmaz Serra Yilmaz ... Vekil
Serkan Keskin ... Bold Guy in Disco
Zeynep Özal Zeynep Özal ... (as Zeynep Ozal)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oguzhan Kocakli Oguzhan Kocakli ... Polis
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Celal, lives an unhappy family life with his wife Sevilay and his child in a small town. Celal and his brother Cemal, running an electrician shop which doesn't go well. They are in debt. The only fun they have is going to the night clubs in Samsun. Celal's love for Sibel Ceylan who works in the night club, will cause him trouble. Celal's wife, Sevilay, saves her money, sent by her father who lives in Germany. She is unaware of the fact that Celal knows her secret. Living an unhappy life, Celal thinks that this money will be his salvation and makes a plan. He gets an automatic door fixed to his car. He plans to push his wife off the cliff by making it seems like an accident and he plans to possess 75.000 Euros that her wife saves. He carries out his plan but two days after his wife Sevilay comes back unexpectedly. Does she know that the one who pushed her off the cliff was Celal? She can't find the money that she saved through all those years. She wonders if her husband saw the money? ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 December 2009 (Turkey) See more »

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Samsun, Turkey See more »

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An interesting concept
6 November 2018 | by dnntsdSee all my reviews

A reckless electrician, who is struggling with debt, decides to kill his wife and use her savings as a way out. His plan takes an unexpected twist when his loving wife, comes back from the dead to be with her family.

Vavien has an intriguing theme and stands tall as one of the successful, even though not one of the best, examples of magical realism in Turkish cinema. Taylan Brothers' touch on the movie creates an engaging viewing experience and Atilla Ozdemiroglu's mischievous score takes you to a magical world and accompanies you within each step you take.

Engin Gundaydin's and Binnur Kaya's acting is undeniably believable. Both never fail to deliver the emotion in each scene. Although, it is safe to say that this is rather an easy movie for both of the talented actors of recent Turkish cinema.

The movie presents itself as a slice-of-life character study and it does a pretty good job on that. Characters are gripping and all are distinguishable from one another. However, the movie falls flat on creating a coherent storyline with actual stakes and a strong protagonist. The protagonist, Celal, is a passive character throughout the movie unless what he is set to do is something dark such as meeting with strippers as a married man. Hence, this gives the audience a character/hero who is hard to relate and look up to.

As there is no actual antagonist, Celal, fails to change actively, therefore his change can be perceived as going through a mild stockholm syndrome after failing to accept the consequences of stealing the money and gets stuck in a life which he hated in the first place. Furthermore, Vavien tries to but misses almost all of the universal beats and plot points of a story, therefore, it gets confusing and unfocused from time to time.

Having said that, the movie, still, is a timeless piece and is a great example of character building. For an interesting and different take on storytelling, it can be recommended.


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