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Grain (2017)

Bugday (original title)
This film was inspired by a chapter from the Noble Quran. It is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where those that survive, are divided between the remnants of cities and agricultural... See full summary »

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Semih Kaplanoglu
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Credited cast:
Jean-Marc Barr ... Erol
Ermin Bravo ... Cemil
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Andrei
Cristina Flutur ... Alice
Lubna Azabal ... Beatrice
Mila Böhning Mila Böhning ... Tara
Hal Yamanouchi ... Leon
Jarreth J. Merz ... Viktor Rerberg
Nike Maria Vassil ... Prof. Asli Yurtcu
Rainer Steffen Rainer Steffen ... Prof. Ekrem Aktolga
Hoji Fortuna ... Alexandre
Garrett Thierry ... Riot Guard
Brett Storm Brett Storm ... Riot Police Officer
LaTrallo Presley ... Protestor #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mehmet Yilmaz Ak ... Paul
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This film was inspired by a chapter from the Noble Quran. It is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where those that survive, are divided between the remnants of cities and agricultural zones. Both of these factions are ruled by corporations and populated by elites. In the areas called Dead Lands, genetically incompatible immigrants suffer from drought and epidemics. Written by mycroftmy

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Cemil: We are always in a dream, even when we are awake.
Cemil: We will wake up when we die.
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One big flaw
19 August 2018 | by bobvandevoortSee all my reviews

I'm sorry but this movie was a complete waste of time, why 2 stars and not 1 because the actors were still quite decent.

This movie goes from one fallacy to the next, irrational and uncohesive for the most part. Clearly had some propaganda in it for the Islam as it had a decent amount of quoted lines from the Qur'an and some clearly Islamic habits.

The only thinking it got me to do was what next stupid thing is the producer going to bring out next and what is his next flaw going to be.

It's clear the writer and producer where the same person and it was just a terrible move.

Let me do some guessing, I FEEL like that the producer was trying to produce a masterpiece like other great philosophers have done, such as Plato and his Plato's Cave, however he failed completely miserably. Probably due to not enough skills in being a philosopher, writer and/or director. It's a shame because the plot/synopsis looked very promising.

Edit/addition: People, animals and everything living thing does things with a reason. Sure people might hallucinate or dream. However why would anyone want to watch a random dream that's not cohesive at all.

Also gray-scale makes it look more apocalyptic, however if you need to use gray-scale to achieve such effects than you did a horrible elsewhere, such as in the scenery/decor or costumes. Talking is also kept to a minimum with dialogue that is either uninteresting or doesn't have much of a point (or both). It's basically watching an old movie with a bit of sound added. The difference, old movies did a good job conveying their plot and having a (interesting) plot. Again the movie does NOT at all show what is written in the synopsis. Again I suspect one (or a bit of both) of the following issues. Director/writer either thinks to highly of his work (or himself) and feels like he's spreading knowledge, like a Plato, Socrates, Aristoteles, etc. Or the director/writer/etc just took on too much work for 1 person.

Btw plot/synopsis, last time I read it doesn't describe the movie well.


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24 November 2017 (Turkey) See more »

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