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Promising a visual feast of colors, costumes, light and locations, SOUR APPLES will have you simultaneously laughing and crying with its powerful acting performances as well as Yilmaz Erdogan's witty and memorable dialogues.
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Last days of 1941 summer, the era of Obligation, during the famine atmosphere of the Second World War. In the middle of all this poverty and turmoil, there are two poets in their early twenties: Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu and Rustu Onur. They have been carrying tuberculosis germs in their lungs and love of poetry in their hearts for years. Two poets who have the constant habit of making bets on things that they do not own, make a bet on a beautiful girl. They will both write a poem for her and whichever Suzan likes, the other will fade from the scene..Written by
Official submission of Turkey to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »
When they travel to Istanbul with a ship, a radio newscast announces that the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor attack was on December 7, 1941, which was winter time in Turkey. Back in the 40's, winters were very strong and they can't be traveling on the deck of the ship without coats or any kind of winter wear as depicted in the movie. See more »
Since the movie based on a real story, it will probably remain as a source for Turkish Literature. The film pays a tribute to forgotten poets from the past.
"The Butterfly's Dream" title based on a story told by Muzaffer character in the movie: "One day, A mystic dreamed he was a butterfly. He woke up all confused. Did he dream he was a butterfly or was a butterfly dreaming that it was him?"
With a divine meaning of this story, one can understand that the stories in the movie have roots from the Turkish mysticism.
Film director, actor and also poet, Yilmaz Erdogan, wrote, starred and directed this mournful drama with Hollywood film stereotypes in mind, and that was the main issue, asphyxiating the aspirations of a decent plot, which presented sufficient arguments to be a triumph.
Impoverished but spirited poets, Muzaffer and Rustu, enjoying life, friendship and love, searching for recognition, and fighting against tuberculosis in 1940's Turkey. Both poets, who had the poet Behçet Necatigil (performed by Erdogan) as friend and mentor, will end up finding the love of their lives, until their short happiness be interrupted by sickness and a couple of painful goodbyes.
Some quotes in the movie:
" - A typewriter, Muzaffer. We need a typewriter.
I can't steal another. It's your turn."
"Every unpublished poet wants to publish a poem magazine."
"I am without patience, You without loyalty"
"First he wants everyone to be German, then he says nobody can exactly be" (About Hitler after listening to his speech on the radio)
"Love is an excuse for poetry."
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