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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)

Kelebegin Rüyasi (original title)
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In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.

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Yilmaz Erdogan

Writer:

Yilmaz Erdogan
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Credited cast:
Kivanç Tatlitug ... Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu
Mert Firat Mert Firat ... Rustu Onur
Belçim Bilgin ... Suzan Özsoy
Farah Zeynep Abdullah ... Mediha Sessiz
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Behcet Necatigil
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ... Zikri Ozsoy
Taner Birsel ... Ismail Uslu
Selman Ünlüsoy Selman Ünlüsoy ... Hasta (as Selman Unlusoy)
Ipek Bilgin Ipek Bilgin ... Muzaffer's Mother
Aksel Bonfil Aksel Bonfil ... Kürsat
Seher Devrim Yakut Seher Devrim Yakut ... Fikriye Onur (as Devrim Yakut)
Salih Kalyon ... Battal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miray Akay
Abdullah Arslan Abdullah Arslan ... Apo
Adem Atbas Adem Atbas ... Fatih
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Official submission of Turkey to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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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 »

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Behcet Necatigil: I don't know why I didn't tell you all this. Maybe everyone had their own worries. Maybe you weren't around. Maybe this letter was never written. Maybe a butterfly... Was so happy dreaming... That it didn't want to wake... From its sleep.
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Kelebegin Ruyasi
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Muzaffer Tayyip USLU
16 October 2013 | by mhmtymSee all my reviews

if you love poetry, you should watch this movie. no problem. if you don't like poetry (like me), you should definitely watch it. i have grown up in zonguldak where the poets live too. i have never heard about them. this movie made me (and turkey)know about them.

here is a part from the movie. i translated it. So it can't be %100 true.

"I would like to make a beautiful remember her beauty, before the

mirrors.."

MUZAFFER TAYYİP USLU

i hope this movie will win an Oscar in 2014.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butterfly's Dream See more »

Filming Locations:

Zonguldak, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,028,096
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BKM Film, Bocek Yapim See more »
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2.35 : 1
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