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Last Stop: Kurtulus (2012)

Kurtulus Son Durak (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Yusuf Pirhasan

Writer:

Baris Pirhasan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belçim Bilgin ... Eylem / Psychologist
Demet Akbag ... Vartanus
Asuman Dabak ... Füsun / hairdresser
Nihal Yalcin Nihal Yalcin ... Goncagül
Ayten Soykök Ayten Soykök ... Gülnur
Damla Sönmez ... Tülay
Mete Horozoglu Mete Horozoglu ... Nejat
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ... Macit
Yavuz Bingöl ... Hüseyin
Hüseyin Soysalan Hüseyin Soysalan ... Recep
Tolga Karaçelik ... Okan
Tuncer Salman Tuncer Salman ... Adnan
Gunes Sayin Gunes Sayin ... Seher
Olgun Toker Olgun Toker ... Thief
Mehmet Ali Birand Mehmet Ali Birand ... 32. Gün
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Storyline

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 Michael Ritter

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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

Soundtracks

Ne kadar guzelsin
Music and Lyrics: Nihan Yalcin
Arrangement: Tuncer Tunceli
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Dark Comedy about Women in Turkish Society
6 September 2019 | by brujeriastudiosSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

6 January 2012 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Stop: Kurtulus See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,154,795
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