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Çogunluk (2010)

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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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bartu Küçükçaglayan ... Mertkan
Settar Tanriögen ... Kemal
Nihal G. Koldas Nihal G. Koldas ... Nazan (mother)
Esme Madra Esme Madra ... Gul
Erkan Can ... Taxi driver
Ilhan Hacifazlioglu ... Ersan
Cem Zeynel Kiliç Cem Zeynel Kiliç ... Necmi
Feridun Koç Feridun Koç ... Irfan (as Feridun Koc)
Mehmet Ünal Mehmet Ünal ... Kurdish worker
Guzide Balci Guzide Balci ... Sukriye
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Okan Avci ... Mertkan kanka
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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 drive at night. There is no urgency for him to find a meaning to this emptiness. When he meets Gul, a Kurdish girl from Eastern Turkey, putting herself through university by working as a waitress, Mertkan has a chance to change the futility of his life. But his father opposes his connection with 'those people who only want to divide our country' and reminds Mertkan that 'we are all Turkish and we are all Muslims'. Insidiously Mertkan bows to the social values of the 'Majority' when faced with a choice, and becomes the 'proper man' his dad wanted him to be. Written by Anonymous

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Turkish

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Turkey) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Yeni Sinemacilar See more »
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1.85 : 1
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the abused abuses.
2 May 2011 | by fifo35See all my reviews

Turkish cinema produces fine films and this is one of them.It shows a patriarchal family structure in which all members are alienated and no real communication exists.They exchange messages but the lines of the father cannot be crossed no matter how this makes the other members unhappy.Father is violent corrupt disrespectful and racist as we see from different manifestations of the film.Mother seems to understand her predicament but she is reluctant to take any action and accepts her fate.Son has an opportunity that is given to him via his relationship with the Kurdish girl to see his life from a different perspective but he don't have the education the support from friends and family and he is a coward.So in the end the abused son becomes the abuser towards the workers because he don't know nothing else to do, he reproduces his father.Th e irony on the socio-political level comes from the emancipatory call that comes from the Kurdish girl (the book that later is thrown away)to the modest but well off Turkish family.In other words a region which is backward economically socially compared to the rest of turkey.Maybe this is a hint that the Turkish government play a role for that situation.Excellent performances from all the actors.


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