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Neseli Hayat (2009)

Riza Senyurt is the world's most troubled Santa Claus at Christmas time. For one thing, he doesn't know who Santa Claus is. Whether fake or real however, he is Santa Claus now. Bearing the ... See full summary »

Director:

Yilmaz Erdogan

Writer:

Yilmaz Erdogan
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Credited cast:
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Riza
Büsra Pekin ... Ayla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kadir Akgün Kadir Akgün
Caner Alkaya Caner Alkaya ... Kahveci
Ayberk Atilla Ayberk Atilla
Cezmi Baskin
Sinan Bengier Sinan Bengier
Ibrahim Büyükak Ibrahim Büyükak
Emre Canpolat Emre Canpolat
Murat Eken Murat Eken
Ayça Erturan Ayça Erturan
Burcu Gönder Burcu Gönder ... Lokman's Girlfriend
Aksel Kamber Aksel Kamber ... Motorcycle Rider
Gözde Kansu
Zeynep Kocak Zeynep Kocak
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Riza Senyurt is the world's most troubled Santa Claus at Christmas time. For one thing, he doesn't know who Santa Claus is. Whether fake or real however, he is Santa Claus now. Bearing the load of the whole world on his shoulders, Santa Claus finally finds a clue. Life as we knot it isn't more factual than the lies children believe in. Written by BKM

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Soundtracks

Muhabbet bagina girdim
Lyrics by Anonymous
Music by Sadettin Kaynak
Produced by Kalan Müzik
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First Christmas Movie in the history of Turkish Cinema (!)
18 January 2010 | by ulnoymanSee all my reviews

Erdogan reestablishes himself as a good filmmaker once again with the first Christmas movie ever in the history of Turkish Cinema. The theme and setting is a not-too-subtle but still very clever reflection of the torn-culture of contemporary Turkey. The whole irony is summed up with the scene where Erdogan in a Santa costume greets other Santas with a nonchalant "Selamaleykum".

Unlike his previous movies, Erdogan does not work with the veteran cast of the BKM troupe. Most of the roles big and small are filled with the youngsters- who give solid performances under a solid direction.

"Neseli Hayat" is a good, heart-warming story with invaluable insights and observations of modern Turkish society, and you should see it before a big Hollywood action flick squeezes it out of your local theatre.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Jolly Life See more »

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$7,314,040
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