Tag Archives: turkish

Üçüncü Sayfa / The Third Page (1999) Zeki Demirkubuz, Basak Köklükaya, Ruhi Sari, Erol Babaoglu, Drama

The Third Page (1999)
Isa is beaten up after being accused of stealing $50. When his landlord demands the back rent, Isa gets angry and shoots him. The police round up the tenants, but are not suspicious of him. Back in his room, Isa collapses and is helped by his pretty neighbor Meryem, who also pays the $50 when the thugs return. Isa promises to do anything for her, and tells her about his job as a TV extra. Meryem’s husband has left her with her two young children, while he is away working. When her husband returns and beats Meryem up, she asks Isa to kill him.

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The Third Page / Üçüncü Sayfa (1999) Zeki Demirkubuz, Basak Köklükaya, Ruhi Sari, Erol Babaoglu, Drama

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Isa is beaten up after being accused of stealing $50. When his landlord demands the back rent, Isa gets angry and shoots him. The police round up the tenants, but are not suspicious of him. Back in his room, Isa collapses and is helped by his pretty neighbor Meryem, who also pays the $50 when the thugs return. Isa promises to do anything for her, and tells her about his job as a TV extra. Meryem’s husband has left her with her two young children, while he is away working. When her husband returns and beats Meryem up, she asks Isa to kill him.

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Baybora’nin oglu – Karaoglan / Karaoglan: Baybora’s Son (1966) Suat Yalaz, Kartal Tibet, Emel Turgut, Sevinç Pekin, Adventure

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In Karaoglan: Baybora’s Son, Karaoglan comes from far Asia to Byzantine empire seeking his father Baybora whom he never knows. Balaban, a devoted friend of Karaoglan accompanies him. Baybora is a despot who forces Byzantinians to pay protection money. Karaoglan and Baybora meet each without knowing who they are. They fight and Karaoglan gets heavily wounded…

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Panzehir / Antidote (2014) Alper Caglar, Çagdas Agun, Tolga Akdogan, Ali Aksöz, Action, Crime, Drama

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A legendary hitman trying to retire for love, is poisoned by his mob boss foster father, forcing him to team up with an undercover cop to survive one final bloody night of revenge and redemption.

Istanbul cirminal underworld; a place of merciless families and swaggering hitmen afraid of no one. Kadir Korkut, nicknamed the “Demon” is the most fearsome of their kind. When he wants to retire for the love of a blind German pianist, it starts a chain of events which will paint the night red. His boss and foster father, Kara Cemal betrays and coerces Kadir by poisoning him to perform two final hits on the two largest rival families in order to receive the antidote. Outgunned, outmanned and facing impossible odds he has to team up with an outed undercover police mole Cem, and somehow survive his final night of revenge and redemption.

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Lifelong / Hayatboyu (2013) Asli Özge, Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser, Gizem Akman, Drama

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Nisantasi is a classy Istanbul residential district. Its inhabitants may be rich and beautiful but they are not necessarily happy. This is the case for 52-year-old architect Can and his wife Ela, an artist who is already past her creative prime. Their daughter Nil has left home to study in Ankara. Left to their own devices, the couple realise that their passion for each other is not what it once was. Nonetheless they both feel secure in the safe harbour of a marriage which places no demands for critical questions or complex explanations. One day, Ela happens to overhear her husband talking on the phone. Director Asl? Özge sketches the story of a lost love, filmed in desaturated colours and fashionably cool interiors which emphasise the emptiness that lies hidden beneath the surface. Caught in a thick web of lies, alienation and loneliness, the film’s protagonists appear to have made that typical middle-class mistake of sacrificing their personal lives on the altar of their careers.

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Yara / The Wound (1998) Yilmaz Arslan, Yelda Reynaud, Halil Ergün, Nur Sürer, Drama

Yara (1999)
Hulya, the daughter of a family who migrated to Germany from Turkey (Yelda Reynaud), after a while will be sent back to Turkey on the grounds that psychological problems. Hulya began to live with his uncle in Turkey, runs away from home to find a way. All he wants is to go back to Germany. In this journey to Germany, crosses paths with different people from one another. However, the road passes through the prison and the madhouse Hulya.

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Duvar / The Wall (1983) Yilmaz Güney, Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Drama

Duvar (Yilmaz Guney, 1983)
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at Cannes for Yol (The Road). When the Turkish superstar leading man turned human rights activist, Guney was convicted for pro-Kurdish political activity and murder, by the Turkish military regime. Director/writer Guney’s last film, Duvar (The Wall), was banned in Turkey for 17 years. The incarcerated teens organize and fight back, brutalize each other, exult over the smallest triumph, while joking, suffering and learning from the inhumanity they wallow in. The prison also separately houses men and women, many played by other Turkish expatriates.

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