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A middle-class Turkish couple is far from willing to admit they used adoption as a last resort to build a family, and will do anything to keep it a secret.
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Credited cast:
Sebnem Bozoklu ... Bahar Bahtiyaroglu
Murat Kiliç ... Cüneyt Bahtiyaroglu
Muttalip Mujdeci Muttalip Mujdeci ... Chief Police Officer
Müfit Kayacan ... Cemal Cerbest
Riza Akin Riza Akin ... Rifat
Zuhal Gencer Zuhal Gencer ... Mrs. Emine (as Zuhal Gencer Erkaya)
Binnaz Ekren Binnaz Ekren ... Saadet
Cem Zeynel Kiliç Cem Zeynel Kiliç ... Yasin
Sencar Sagdic Sencar Sagdic ... Ihsan Yazici (as Sencer Sagdiç)
Mihriban Er Mihriban Er ... Selma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mustafa Adigüzel Mustafa Adigüzel ... Polis
Ayten Aksoy Ayten Aksoy ... Baby
Unit Aras Unit Aras ... Teacher
Bahar Bildik Bahar Bildik ... Woman at Police Station
Ayhan Ergürsel Ayhan Ergürsel ... Whaco
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A middle-class Turkish couple is far from willing to admit they used adoption as a last resort to build a family, and will do anything to keep it a secret.

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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (Turkey) See more »

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Antalya, Turkey See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Albüm (2016) received a 'Special Mention' at the 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival in 2016. See more »

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Le Veau d'Or
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Fake it until you don't make it
27 February 2017 | by andreea_ungSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie in December, in an empty freezing cinema. I didn't know anything about it, except that it was Turkish and won a Cannes prize.

The beginning blew me off. I thought I was watching a documentary orchestrated by a genius DOP, because all of the objects and spaces were so well distributed and it all seemed so rough and real, that it couldn't just be an artistic drama.

Then the slow-to-medium paced action began. It took me a while to realize why the couple was faking its situation in pictures.

The characters are very real; they are creative anti-heroes that represent the lower middle class in all Eastern Europe, not just Turkey. You feel like blaming them all the time while realizing that all they want is a happy, undisturbed family life.

I do recommend it.


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