Dramatic comedy centered on a group of women who rebel against domestic violence. The film tells the story of psychologist Eylem (Bilgin), who moves into an apartment in the Istanbul ...
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Dramatic comedy centered on a group of women who rebel against domestic violence. The film tells the story of psychologist Eylem (Bilgin), who moves into an apartment in the Istanbul neighborhood of Kurtulus after being abandoned by her fiancé two weeks before the wedding. Her new neighbors try to lift the mood transforming themselves into different women who stand up against violence of all kinds.Written by
The name of the movie is a play on words in Turkish. As the name of the neighborhood, Kurtulus, means salvation in Turkish. Which is in line with the plot of the movie. A group of women try to find salvation about their problems arising from their relations with men. The district is also important because, as one of the recently gentrified neighborhoods in Istanbul the occupants of the apartment represent people from all walks of life living together. See more »
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Dark Comedy about Women in Turkish Society
Despite reading the negative reviews first, I actually liked this film. It's not a story about the characters so much, but about the absurdity and unfairness of accepted cultural norms regarding women in Turkish society. Could it have been put together better? Yes, indeed. I felt at times that the director must have cut some of the important connecting scenes and things didn't add up as well as they could have. Regardless, the film serves a window into Turkish life and how women are victimized daily and how that affects the way women act, just to protect themselves or their loved ones. If I hadn't grown up in Turkey, or if I felt that it shed too much light into truths I wanted to keep under covers, I may have disliked the movie. Instead, I liked the idea of women banding together and standing up to their oppressors to change their situations, and also enjoyed the movies dark quirkiness and colourful shots.
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