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Hair (2010)

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Hamdi is a wigmaker. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer he loses interest in everything. Then he meets Meryem, who wants to sell her beautiful long hair.
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Ayberk Pekcan Ayberk Pekcan
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal
Riza Akin Riza Akin
Derya Durmaz
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Hamdi is a wigmaker. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer he loses interest in everything. Then he meets Meryem, who wants to sell her beautiful long hair.

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Turkey | Greece

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Turkish

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (Turkey) See more »

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Hair See more »

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Graal, Zuzi Film See more »
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A cinematic slice-of-staring which fails to engage the audience...
10 December 2010 | by cgyfordSee all my reviews

Turkish filmmaker and novelist Tayfun Pirselimoğlu ("Pus" & "Rıza") completes his trilogy of human dramas with this drawn-out tale which premiered in competition at the 63rd Locarno International Film Festival and went on to compete at the 46th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival and the 16th Festival on Wheels.

Hamdi (Ayberk Pekcan), an introverted wig-maker who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, becomes obsessed with Meryem (Nazan Kesal), a middle-aged woman who comes to sell her hair, and stalks her through the streets of Istanbul, learning about her unhappy marriage to unfaithful undertaker Musa (Riza Akin) and providing a curiously comforting presence.

A distinctively funny-looking Ayberk Pekcan ("Ali'nin Sekiz Günü" & "Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu") gurns and groans his way through the curious lead role generating an even curiouser chemistry with television actress Nazan Kesal despite the minimalistic dialogue whilst the dead-pan delivery of seasoned veteran Riza Akin provides one of the films few memorable moments.

The emerging director continues his crusade to tell authentically human stories but takes it a stage to far in this the final chapter of his trilogy as story-telling conventions such as character development and plot line are discarded to create a overly drawn-out and stupefyingly under-written slice of staring which goes nowhere and takes forever to get there.


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