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Amid the intense political violence of Istanbul, Kadir is released on parole two years early on the condition that he become an informant for the police gathering terrorist informations, activities, and searching for bombs on trash cans.

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Emin Alper

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Emin Alper
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mehmet Özgür ... Kadir (as Mehmet Ozgur)
Berkay Ates ... Ahmet
Tülin Özen ... Meral
Müfit Kayacan ... Hamza
Ozan Akbaba Ozan Akbaba ... Ali
Fatih Sevdi Fatih Sevdi ... Vahap
Mustafa Kirantepe ... Suleyman
Yavuz Pekman Yavuz Pekman ... Mustafa
Ahmet Melih Yilmaz Ahmet Melih Yilmaz ... Nuri
Ararat Mor Ararat Mor ... Haluk
Sansli Sansli ... Coni
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aziz Izzet Biçici Aziz Izzet Biçici
Emrah Ozdemir Emrah Ozdemir ... Idris
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Amid the intense political violence of Istanbul, Kadir is released on parole two years early on the condition that he become an informant for the police gathering terrorist informations, activities, and searching for bombs on trash cans.

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Country:

France | Qatar | Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenzy See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Anxious, suspenseful and enigmatic
16 September 2015 | by matthewchristopherSee all my reviews

Saw this film at TIFF a few nights ago and it certainly made an impression on me. The lines between nightmare and reality blurred over the course of the protagonist's descent into paranoia. Set in a war torn ghetto of a militarized Istanbul the film builds suspense from the mystery resulting in leaving several key questions about the characters and their past unanswered. This makes the ambiguity of the characters' increasing agitation and delusion. My friend who accompanied me to the theatre was quite negative following the screening, questioning "What am I supposed to take away from this that I can use?". I honestly didn't have an answer for him, but if you're looking for a tight psychological drama I would certainly recommend this film.


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