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Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 February 2017 (USA)
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A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

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Ceyda Torun
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaman Barlas Yaman Barlas ... Self
Sari Sari ... Self - a cat
Arzu Göl Arzu Göl ... Self
Kemal Suncu Kemal Suncu ... Self
Bengü Bengü ... Self - a cat
Necati Özer Necati Özer ... Self
Hamdi Selami Karaci Hamdi Selami Karaci ... Self
Mine Sögüt Mine Sögüt ... Self
Teoman Toraman Teoman Toraman ... Self
Aslan Parcasi Aslan Parcasi ... Self - a cat
Yilmaz Yildiz Yilmaz Yildiz ... Self
Psikopat Psikopat ... Self - a cat
Vecdi Kelav Vecdi Kelav ... Self
Erdogan Amca Erdogan Amca ... Self
Elif Nursad Atalay Elif Nursad Atalay ... Self
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Storyline

In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. There are also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free but have complicated relationships with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities. However, with this vibrant population, is the reality of an ancient metropolis changing with the times that may have less of a place for them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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cat | fish | kitten | cat lady | painting | See All (112) »

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A documentary about what it's like to be a Cat in Istanbul. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Dedicated to the cats of Istanbul and all the Istanbulites who love and care for the city's animals. See more »

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Elif Nursad Atalay: When you're alone for long periods your animal instincts get sharper. I really believe that. Maybe it's a quality that should be developed more in all of us. As if it's better to be so human, so modern. There's a power you can feel within yourself, of a wild creature. I think everyone needs to discover that in themselves. Cats are satisfied with their existence. And they're very sure of their character
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Amber Eyes
Written and Performed by Lloyd Miller
Courtesy of Lloyd Miller & Jazzman Records
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Kedi beautiful and sweet film
3 April 2017 | by grizos-726-659483See all my reviews

Uplifting story about the cats of Istanbul and the kind people who care for them and love them. Incredible cinematography beautifully photographed. The city of Istanbul looks both beautiful and mysterious. After seeing this film you will want to consider a trip to this fascinating ancient city. As no other film has done you will experience the incredible lives of these animals How they survive take care of their young and still remain playful happy an adventurous. One of the best documentaries I have ever seen. A film that you will not forget. This really is a captivating gentle film about the special bond between very decent people and these interesting animals that interact with them daily. It reminds us that a cat looking up at us is one of those moments how sweet life really is and that we should appreciate these moments that remind us that were alive.Ceyda Torun the director has given us a great cat's eye view of their lives haunts travels and more importantly the personalities. But she gives us a glimpse of the every day people and how caring for these animals has brightened their lives. The 7 cats are all quite distinctive and memorable. A special thanks to Kira Fontana for a beautiful sound track that enhances this film with Turkish and world music that must be made available. To all involved with the production of this film you have done a great job. This film has been very well received.


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Country:

Turkey | USA

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,103, 12 February 2017

Gross USA:

$2,835,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,037,923
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Termite Films See more »
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Color
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