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20 Minutes 

20 Dakika (original title)
An innocent pastrycook Melek gets accused of injuring an important politician's son. Her loving husband Ali wants to help his wife to escape from prison.




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Series cast summary:
Tuba Büyüküstün ...  Melek Halaskar 25 episodes, 2013
Ilker Aksum ...  Ali Halaskar 25 episodes, 2013
Firat Çelik ...  Komiser Ozan 25 episodes, 2013
Bülent Emin Yarar ...  Kedi (Mesut Bilaloglu) 25 episodes, 2013
Müjde Uzman ...  Kuzgun (Umut Bilaloglu) 25 episodes, 2013
Miray Akay ...  Duru Halaskar 25 episodes, 2013
Özgür Ege Nalci Özgür Ege Nalci ...  Yagiz Halaskar 25 episodes, 2013
Ushan Çakir ...  Özgür 25 episodes, 2013
Ipek Bilgin Ipek Bilgin ...  Muavvin Süreyya 25 episodes, 2013
Murat Prosçiler Murat Prosçiler ...  Kerim Solmaz 25 episodes, 2013
Günay Karacaoglu ...  Akrep 25 episodes, 2013
Metin Çekmez Metin Çekmez ...  Necmettin Solmaz 25 episodes, 2013
Cihat Tamer ...  Nedim Halaskar 24 episodes, 2013
Ayten Uncuoglu Ayten Uncuoglu ...  Zeynep Halaskar 24 episodes, 2013
Defne Kayalar ...  Derin 24 episodes, 2013
Mehmet Esen ...  Baskan Yardimcisi 22 episodes, 2013
Begüm Akkaya ...  Zeliha Baseski 20 episodes, 2013
Özlem Türay Özlem Türay ...  'Zorba' Esma Bakiray 20 episodes, 2013
Cuneyt Karadurak Cuneyt Karadurak ...  Tekin 19 episodes, 2013
Burak Yörük Burak Yörük ...  Tayfur Solmaz 19 episodes, 2013
Esra Akkaya Esra Akkaya ...  Mirel Mizrahi 18 episodes, 2013
Süreyya Güzel Süreyya Güzel ...  Özlem Arsanli 18 episodes, 2013
Enis Aybar Enis Aybar ...  'Muzo' Muzaffer 17 episodes, 2013
Tolga Saritas ...  Ferdi 17 episodes, 2013
Gülsen Madan Gülsen Madan 16 episodes, 2013
Ercüment Acar Ercüment Acar ...  Halil 15 episodes, 2013
Kimya Gökçe Aytaç Kimya Gökçe Aytaç ...  'Fare' Serpil Ergünoglu 15 episodes, 2013


20 Minutes tells the story of a mild-mannered history teacher.Ali,who is thrown into a World of action and intrigue when his beloved wife Melek is arrested fort he attempted murder of a young man-Kerim. Ali must abandon his boks and find inner strength and courage that he did not know he had in order to free his wife and reclaim his family life. Ali and Melek are a happy couple. She runs a succesful bakery and is a very practical woman who manages their family life. She compensates a little for Ali, who is the opposite: an absent-minded academic who is obsessed with his subject. But they are a loving couple and happy with their children: Duru, their early teens daughter and Yagiz, their youngest son, who is diabetic. On a day when the family is celebrating moving into their new house, there is a knock on the door and the nightmare begins.It's not new neighbours and well-wishers who are at the door, but the police, who quickly arrest Melek for the attempted murder of Kerim solmaz-the ... Written by ahmetkozan

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Action | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

1 January 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

20 Daqiqa See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Ay Yapim See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The story is based on the French thriller "Ohne Schuld (2008)", directed by "Fred Cavayé". See more »


Remake of The Next Three Days (2010) See more »

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It Just Sucks You In
12 December 2018 | by shmarieSee all my reviews

As another reviewer mentioned, the slow did get off to a sligjtly slow start. It began to really hit its stride after episode 3 or 4, but when it does, it REALLY captivates you. The show is extremely well-acted, you feel an intense emotional connection to the characters (whether it be extraordinary empathy, anger towards them and- sometimes- you swing back and forth between bitterness and sympathy based on the episode/situation) and it keeps you wanting more. This is not like some TV shows or movies where you guess exactly what the ending will be and who the culprit is. I have yet to complete it but I am so excited to just be following the story line. Why not give it 10 stars? The woman playing Melek is gorgeous and a great actress yes, but why must every hair be in place and her (albeit natural looking makeup) be applied during her prison scenes? With the exception of when they made her run in the rain during an earlier episode, she is perfectly put together. In a REAL prison, ESPECIALLY if they are singling you out, you will not get access to the kind of hair care products needed to keep her tresses in top notch condition. Look at some of the other inmates. Anyone in her position would be looking more than slightly haggard (yes even despite her natural beauty). That is the only thing that is detracting from the plot. It is unrealistic. She would be emaciated, have chapped lips, etc. But that is a minor burden since the show is so great in every other respect.

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