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Ivy (2015)

Sarmasik (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | 4 December 2015 (Turkey)
When the crew of a bankrupt cargo ship gets stuck on board for months, isolation breeds pressures that sink the men into a sea of madness and terror.

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Tolga Karaçelik
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nadir Saribacak ... Cenk
Hakan Karsak ... Nadir
Kadir Çermik ... Ismail (as Kadir Cermik)
Özgür Emre Yildirim ... Alper
Osman Alkas Osman Alkas ... Beybaba
Seyithan Özdemir Seyithan Özdemir ... Kürt
Baki Kurtulus Baki Kurtulus ... Denizci (as Ahmet Baki Kurtulus)
Ömer Acar Ömer Acar ... Efendi Kaptan
Çagdas Onur Öztürk ... Denizci (as Onur Öztürk)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serkan Öztürk Serkan Öztürk ... Asçi
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Storyline

When the crew of a bankrupt cargo ship gets stuck on board for months, isolation breeds pressures that sink the men into a sea of madness and terror.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey | Germany

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Ivy See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,862
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Trivia

Before becoming a filmmaker Karaçelik worked as a crewman on commercial ships, thus his command on life aboard. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the characters talk about how many times they've watched the movies on the boat over again because there are only 10 of them. Later we see a collection of movies that is significantly more than 10 next to the TV. See more »

Soundtracks

Mavi, Yesil, Beyaz Yandi Sular
Composed by Ahmet Kenan Bilgic
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Right on Time
20 October 2015 | by w-vdsSee all my reviews

If you're a thinker, this film is definitely on your watch list with high(est) priority. If you're not really a thinker, this film might have the power to inspire you to do so anyway.. so be warned!

The timing seems to be perfect; the message it tries to convey is delightfully relevant to the confusing times of today. Tolga Karaçelik had the capacity to see this enabling him to crystallize this vision graciously weaving it into a beautiful form; a film that speaks vividly not only to the eye but also to the mind and emotions of the receiver. You will be challenged!

What do you do if the the root of the problem has grown so thick that it seems impossible to eradicate it without the requirement of suffering and sacrifice? What will it take to inspire, enable us to move forward again when we're stuck, stranded and have no heading?

Tolga Karaçelik has proved himself to be a gifted story teller. His voice strikes true and with strength yet remains grounded in its efficient and charming simplicity.


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