Tag Archives: turkish

Arkadas / Friend (1974) Yilmaz Güney, Kerim Afsar, Azra Balkan, Civan Canova, Drama

Arkadas (Yilmaz Guney, 1974)
After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie. Azem, his childhood friend, has followed a quite different way. refusing the rat race, he has remained close to people of humble origin. Politically committed, he aspires to be useful to his country and more particularly to the forsaken rural world. The two former friends meet again. Due to the influence of Azem, Ahmed gradually becomes aware that his life is a failure.

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Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak / Being Italian with Signora Enrica (2010) Ali Ilhan, Claudia Cardinale, Ismail Hacioglu, Lavinia Longhi, Comedy, Drama

Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak (2010)
Signora Enrica is a 2010 Italo-Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Ali ?lhan, starring Claudia Cardinale as an elderly Italian woman who takes in a young Turkish exchange student. Abandoned with a son by her husband years ago, Signora Enrica is notorious in her native Rimini for refusing to allow any men into her house ever since. She rents out rooms to female students, while also working as a tailor and at the market. She decides to make an exception to her age-old rule for Ekin, a Turkish student who comes to her house…

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Reise der Hoffnung / Journey of Hope (1990) Xavier Koller, Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Drama

Reise der Hoffnung AKA Journey of Hope (1990)
In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave their seven children in the care of the eldest and his parents; his father advises him to take one son to be educated in Europe, as economic insurance. The three set off for Istanbul, Milan, and Switzerland, stowing away on a ship. At Lake Como, they pay the rest of their money to unprincipled men who abandon them at an Alpine pass before a blizzard. Father and son are separated from Meryem. Will anyone reach the land of promise?

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Cekmeceler / Drawers (2015) Caner Alper, Mehmet Binay, Ece Dizdar, Tilbe Saran, Taner Birsel, Drama, Family, Mystery

Cekmeceler AKA Drawers (2015)
Deniz, 33, ends up in a hospital after a traumatic night and has to face the ghosts of her past: Soon after the divorce of her parents, she is left behind at the age of five. Her father’s control on her childhood’s sexual discovery, drove her into a life full of parties, men and sex. After 25 years of her painful but liberating journey and finally months of hospital recovery, she manages to discover herself and furthermore the hidden secrets in her family drawers…

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Kosmos (2010) Reha Erdem, Sermet Yesil, Türkü Turan, Serkan Keskin, Drama, Fantasy

Kosmos (2010)
A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya is nearly in a panic when his young son falls into the river on a wintry day and looks lifeless when he’s pulled from the water. But a stranger appears out of nowhere and takes the boy in his arms, and suddenly the child is breathing and perfectly healthy again. Yahya and his teenage daughter Neptun are grateful to the stranger, who they discover is named Kosmos, and they bring him into town, where they offer to find him a place to stay. But Kosmos, who often prefers to communicate in inarticulate noises, doesn’t care for his new accommodations, and he develops a bad reputation for his habit of stealing things, his strange diet (consisting entirely of sweets), and his desire to bed as many women as possible, including Neptun. Kosmos is on the verge of being driven from the village when it’s discovered that he can heal himself at …

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