Tag Archives: turkish

Günese Yolculuk / Journey to the Sun (1999) Yesim Ustaoglu, Nazmî Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan, Drama

Gunese yolculuk (1999)
Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan’s home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees.

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Bes vakit / Times and Winds (2006) Reha Erdem, Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Drama

Bes vakit (2006)
A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living, on a daily survival basis, out of the earth and of a few animals they feed. Just like the animals and trees around them, they have the knowledge of their temporary existence, hence a sober resignation prevails. They live according to the rhythm of the earth, air and water, day and night and seasons. The daily time is divided into five parts by the sound of the call to prayer. Every day, all human events are lived through within these five time slices. In child raising, grownups go on with the practice they have experienced by their parents. They expose their love awkwardly and consider beating a favorable method. Fathers always prefer one of their sons. Mothers command their daughters ruthlessly. Ömer, Yakup and Yildiz, three children of about 12,13 years old, just between …

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Yumurta / Egg (2007) Semih Kaplanoglu, Nejat Isler, Saadet Aksoy, Ufuk Bayraktar, Drama

Yumurta (2007)
Poet Yusuf learns of his mother’s death and returns to his hometown after many years. In his mother’s house his young cousin Ayla awaits him and informs him about his mother’s dying wish to perform a ritual sheep sacrifice. The pair set out on a journey to the tomb of a saint to perform the ritual. Arriving late in the evening, the they are forced to wait until dawn to complete their task. Checking into a labyrinthine hotel, the pair find themselves in the middle of a wedding feast and are drawn closer to one another through their parallel discomfort and alienation as the festivities carry on around them. A film about confronting the ghosts of the past, the guilt of the present and the challenge of a new relationship.

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11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11 (2009) Pelin Esmer, Nejat Isler, Mithat Esmer, Laçin Ceylan, Drama

11'e 10 kala (2009)
10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few blocks around the building. When the neighbors decide to have the building rebuilt with the fear of earthquake and the wish for a more valuable house, Mithat’s most challenging struggle to save his collections begins. The building becomes the common destiny of these two men living alone. Their relationship that begins with the collaboration to save the continuity of the collections changes track with Mithat’s handing Istanbul over to Ali and ends when they involuntarily change each other’s fate.

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Bizim büyük çaresizligimiz / Our Grand Despair (2011) Seyfi Teoman, Ilker Aksum, Fatih Al, Gunes Sayin, Drama

Bizim Buyuk Caresizligimiz (2011)
The peaceful cohabitation of bachelors Ender and Cetin is disrupted when they allow a friend’s sister to move in with them. The 30-something longtime friends are overwhelmed by the presence of the uncommunicative Nihal. What possessed them to accept the responsibility of a university student in their home? Especially a girl struggling with the trauma of recently losing her parents in a car accident. But simple daily rituals like sharing meals eventually bring the three roommates together for more pleasant moments. Nihal soon comes out of her depressed shell and the two men discover a vibrant beautiful young woman. Always caring and protective gentlemen, Ender and Cetin are intent on being conscientious guardians. Nihal enjoys discussing literature and poetry with scholarly Ender, and she finds comfort in boisterous Cetin’s earthy humor. Nihal is touched by the men’s loyal friendship: in a sort of bromance since high school, Ender and Cetin now seem like an old married couple… Before…

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40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967) William Witney, Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Western, Adventure, Romance

40 To Apache Pass One Sheet
In 1868 Arizona the Apaches led by Cochise are on a warpath and U.S. Army Captain Bruce Coburn is tasked with protecting settlers on their way to Apache Wells. A group of undisciplined soldiers, led by corporal Bodine, make Coburn’s task more difficult. When they’re sent after a shipment of repeating rifles Bodine and four others steal the weapons and desert. Captain Coburn manages to return to Apache Wells where he vows to capture Bodine and his fellow deserters. Meanwhile, Bodine mets Cochise to negotiate the sale of the stolen repeating rifles without knowing that Captain Coburn has recovered the stolen weapons and has killed the other deserters. Cochise and Bodine chase after Captain Coburn in an attempt to recuperate the rifles which both the Apaches and the settlers need in order to prevail. A race against time ensues.

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