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Sampiyon (2018)

Bizim Için Sampiyon (original title)
A true love and success story from the 1990s Turkey, revolving around a jockey (Halis Karatas), a horse (Bold Pilot) and the daughter of the horse's owner who is at the same time the voluntary caretaker of the horse.


Ahmet Katiksiz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekin Koç ... Halis Karatas
Farah Zeynep Abdullah ... Begüm Atman
Fikret Kuskan Fikret Kuskan ... Özdemir Atman
Sibel Tasçioglu Sibel Tasçioglu ... Meral Atman
Ali Seçkiner Alici Ali Seçkiner Alici ... Hasan Karatas
Serkan Ercan Serkan Ercan ... Yasar
Erdem Akakçe ... Mümin Çilgin
Sekvan Serinkaya Sekvan Serinkaya ... Gülaga
Merve Altinkaya Merve Altinkaya ... Zeynep Atman
Melis Sezen ... Esra Atman
Mert Denizmen Mert Denizmen ... Tuncay Usakli
Senay Dede Senay Dede ... Lale Atman
Oguz Kara Oguz Kara ... Erdi Karatas
Nurhan Özenen Nurhan Özenen ... Dr. Nese
Burak Tamdogan Burak Tamdogan ... Dr. Hakan


The champion is a great love story between Halis Karatas and Begum Atman, who came together with the legendary race horse Bold Pilot. Adapted from a true story, the film is owned by the prominent name of Turkish horseshoe Ozdemir Atman and the Bold Pilot is a horse that won the love of even those not interested in horse racing. Bold Pilot and his permanent jockey Halis Karatas together achieved unforgettable successes. The 2: 26: 22 record in the 1996 Gazi Race did not pass yet. Another success of the Bold Pilot is the presence of Halis Karatas and Begum Atman. Ahmet Katyksiz is sitting in the director's chair of the film, where he is the epic topic of love between the famous jockey and Begum Atman. Serkan Yoruk wrote the screenplay to the famous jockey Halis Karatas'a Ekin Koc, while Begum Atman Farah Zeynep Abdullah gives life. The Jockey Club of Turkey Ozdemir Atman, the former president, played by veteran actor Fikret Kuskan. (Translation from CJ Entertainment Turkey). Written by Sonia Lorenz

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horse | race | love | success | turkey | See All (35) »


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Did You Know?


The name of the black horse in the movie is Ganesh that was born in 2009 is the colt of real Bold Pilot. According an interview with the producer, they find this colt incidentally and they don't know this. They are informed later about this. See more »


Halis Karatas: For us it is sometimes only a matter of winning. So, when we win a race we do not want to start a new one because we fear we may lose. But he taught me that being a champion means keeping on running even though you know that you will lose one day. I think there is no other way. So, we'll keep running.If there are those who can not find the power to run and still look for hope in other places, they'd better watch us today.
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26 December 2018 | by utkukayatrSee all my reviews

Gayet güzel 10 numara biyografi filmiydi herkese tavsiyemdir

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Release Date:

7 December 2018 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Sampiyon See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »


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Ay Yapim, Medyapim See more »
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16:9 HD
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