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 ...
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Vizontele Tuuba is the sequel to Vizontele and recounts the 1980 military coup, the repercussions of the coup in a small southeastern town in Turkey. This is a very confusing period: every ... See full summary »
Promising a visual feast of colors, costumes, light and locations, SOUR APPLES will have you simultaneously laughing and crying with its powerful acting performances as well as Yilmaz Erdogan's witty and memorable dialogues.
The players are playing the sketches that they've written and at the end of the episode, Yilmaz Erdogan comes out from the spectators and wants from the spectators to evaluate the ... See full summary »
The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot ... See full summary »
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
First Christmas Movie in the history of Turkish Cinema (!)
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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