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Almost a Turkish Soap Opera ()


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  • 1h 24min
  • Drama
  • Movie


Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is a story about Adel, a young Turkish man whose family has lived an impoverished life while his grand uncle controls the inheritance money which was stolen from... See more »

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Fatih Turan ...
Kamil
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Adel
Kim Bennett ...
Nora
Donna Bonastella ...
Yonka
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Grand Uncle Emre
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Mirwan
Tony Hoare ...
Michael
Seyhan Demir ...
Adel's Father
Arif Guler ...
Sami - Adel's younger brother
Sera Malazi ...
Ayca - Kamil's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D.J. Bowen ...
ESL Teacher
Andrew Vasquez Cruz ...
Miguel
Osgur Demirbad ...
Kamil's Father-in-law
Demitri Douzenis ...
Grand Uncle's Main Bodyguard
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Grand Uncle's Wife
Michelle Halldorson ...
Ms. Suarez
Peter Hsu ...
Japanese Tourist
Laura Fatma Hussein ...
Kamil's Mother-in-law
Adam K ...
Adam - Kamil's Son
Jakob K ...
Adel Young
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Ms. Myrtle
Natalie A. Kriss ...
Juliana
Rob Leslie ...
Immigration Officer
Rick Luciani ...
Moe
Robert Mahe ...
Immigration Judge
Merhdad Makuipour ...
Zeid
Linda McIntyre ...
Susan - Yonka's Friend
Mike Merhi ...
Sheikh
Jennifer Merhi-William ...
Keanana - Adel's Sister
John James Mirras ...
Bodyguard
Maki Natori ...
Jenny - Yonka's Friend
Emma Rosado ...
Yonka as Child
Ricardo Rosado ...
Mario - Yonka's Boyfriend
Andrew Scales ...
Hotel Manager
Geoffrey Scales ...
Kamil as Child
Victor Stapelberg ...
Guy,Yonka's Best Friend
Chelsea Styles ...
Woman #1 in Nightclub
Josefina Suarez ...
Yonka's Mother
Marguerite Toews ...
Immigration Lawyer
Christine Tuliao ...
Woman #2 in Nightclub
Victoria Vice ...
Adel's Mother
Evan Vulgaris ...
Adam Older
Niko Vulgaris ...
Jakob - Kamil's Son

Directed by

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Anne-Rae Vasquez
Joseph Khalil ... (collaborating director)

Written by

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Anne-Rae Vasquez ... (writer)

Produced by

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Joseph Khalil ... producer
Sameer Khalil ... associate producer

Music by

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Fikret Cesmeli
Issam Houshan

Cinematography by

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Joseph Khalil
Brandon Mark Peterson ... (as Brandon Peterson)

Film Editing by

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Joseph Khalil

Editorial Department

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Joseph Khalil ... senior editor

Production Design by

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Joseph Khalil
Sameer Khalil

Art Direction by

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Victor Stapelberg

Set Decoration by

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Sameer Khalil
Linda McIntyre
Victor Stapelberg

Costume Design by

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Victor Stapelberg

Makeup Department

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Julie Brown ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Corliss Chi ... hair stylist / makeup artist / special makeup effects artist
Jessica Dersch ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Julie Guenther ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Amber Kemper ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist
Natalie A. Kriss ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Diana Meja ... assistant makeup artist / hair stylist
Diana Mejia ... hair stylist / makeup artist / special makeup effects artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Linda McIntyre ... assistant director

Art Department

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Joseph Khalil ... set designer
Sameer Khalil ... set designer
Gabriel Lascu ... graphic artist
Linda McIntyre ... set designer
Victor Stapelberg ... set designer

Sound Department

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Scott Bolder ... boom operator / head sound / sound mixer
Joseph Khalil ... sound editor / sound mixer
Sameer Khalil ... boom operator / sound mixer
Ian MacDonald ... boom operator
Merhdad Makuipour ... boom operator / sound mixer / sound
Sam Mansouri ... boom operator
Michael Ren ... boom operator / sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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Joseph Khalil ... digital effects

Stunts

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Andrew Vasquez Cruz ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Peter Hsu ... still photographer
Joseph Khalil ... camera operator
Colin Klippenstein ... still photographer
Linda McIntyre ... camera operator
Brandon Mark Peterson ... camera operator (as Brandon Peterson)

Other crew

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Sameer Khalil ... script supervisor
Linda McIntyre ... script supervisor
Linda McIntyre ... technical producer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is a story about Adel, a young Turkish man whose family has lived an impoverished life while his grand uncle controls the inheritance money which was stolen from his father as a child. He travels to the USA, works illegally, and is deported back to Istanbul. Unable to return to the USA, he flies to Canada where he marries his Grand Uncle's spoiled obnoxious granddaughter in exchange for his status. He falls in love with his English teacher and everything spirals downward from there. How did his life turn into a Turkish soap opera? Written by J. Suarez

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Also Known As
  • Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (Canada)
Runtime
  • 84 min
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