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The Magician (2006)

Hokkabaz (original title)
Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.

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Cem Yilmaz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cem Yilmaz ... Iskender Tünaydin
Mazhar Alanson ... Sait Tünaydin
Özlem Tekin ... Fatma Nur Gaye Türksönmez
Tuna Orhan ... Maradona - Orhan Direk
Tuncer Salman Tuncer Salman ... Aslan Türksönmez
Kemal Inci Kemal Inci ... Cemal Aga
Gürgen Öz ... Erkut
Caner Alkaya Caner Alkaya ... Samidin
Ayçe Abana ... Nuran Denizgünü
Bahtiyar Engin ... Gazanfer Denizgünü
Ozan Uygun Ozan Uygun ... Young Iskender
Onuryay Evrentan Onuryay Evrentan ... Sibel
Suat Önen Suat Önen ... Doctor in Emergency
Selim Erdogan ... Sabahattin
Gamze Demirbilek Gamze Demirbilek ... Aynur
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Iskender is a failure as a magician. He knows his tricks, but the audience doesn't catch on and when the 'sawing a woman in half' part of his show goes terribly wrong Iskenders employer, club owner Ayhan, is fed up with him too. Iskender and his assistant and friend 'Maradona' are devastated. Where will they get money now to finally get their eyes lasered and pay the rent? Iskender has a great idea; leave Istanbul and do a small tour in Anatolia. For that they need the caravan of his brother-in-law and that caravan is currently occupied by Iskenders father, the grumpy and seemingly senile Sait. There's no other choice than to bring him along. Luckily Sait is a good bargainer and he lands Iskender a job on a wedding in a village where they are stranded with car trouble. Reluctantly he agrees, but it isn't going as planned. How is he going to explain the actual disappearance of the bride Fatma in one of his tricks? Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The man and woman sitting at the table which Iskender (played by Cem Yilmaz) sits by mistake are actually Cem Yilmaz's parents. See more »

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Featured in Trespassing Bergman (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sevemez kimse seni
Lyrics and Music: Suat Sayin
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Hokkabaz - Loser Magician
27 October 2006 | by kalaySee all my reviews

At first glance, Hokkabaz is not a comedy movie. We are guided wrong by media and by advertisement. There are tragedy and dram in the body of Hokkabaz. If you expect to see comedy, you will probably get disappointment, because the movie is not comedy. If we separate laughing problem, Hokkabaz is a successful movie from strong story to talented players.

Cem Yilmaz was quite talented in his role as Iskender - as loser magician. Mazhar Alanson was like from one of us, his play was warm. Ozlem Tekin should progress herself a bit more in playing, but she is really beautiful. Tuna Orhan as Maradona, my favorite football player, number ten, I will remember you with electronic organ.

I would be much more happy, if we see more preview from Canakkale – Dardanelle, Sehidlik. I know story did not permit this request, just see it as a wish.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

De goochelaar See more »

Filming Locations:

Eceabat, Turkey See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,156,764
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