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Küf (2012)

Turkey. Basri, a widower little out of retirement, walks every day along the railroad tracks to check the status. Aside from his work, his only thought is to have news of his son, who's ... See full synopsis »

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Ali Aydin

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Ali Aydin (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Ercan Kesal ... Basri
Muhammet Uzuner ... Policeman
Tansu Biçer Tansu Biçer ... Cemil
Ali Çoban Ali Çoban
Serpil Göral Serpil Göral
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hakan Erkuran Hakan Erkuran ... Zarfi alan polis
Bekir Hikmet Esiyok Bekir Hikmet Esiyok ... Morg gorevlisi
Elit Iscan Elit Iscan ... Hemsire 1
Zeynep Karaboyun Zeynep Karaboyun ... Hemsire 2
Orçun Koray Kaygusuz Orçun Koray Kaygusuz ... Engin
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal ... Meftune Aydin (photo)
Mazhar Keserci Mazhar Keserci ... Imam
Sahin Kir Sahin Kir ... Lastik tasiyan cocuk
Orhan Kuscu Orhan Kuscu ... Mahmut
Harun Ozuag Harun Ozuag ... Seyfi Aydin (photo)
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Turkey. Basri, a widower little out of retirement, walks every day along the railroad tracks to check the status. Aside from his work, his only thought is to have news of his son, who's been missing for many years, after he was arrested during student demonstrations in Istanbul. Basri continues to write to the authorities without response; he's often questioned by the Commissioner (Muhammet Uzuner), he bears and wait. The young, stupid Cimel (Tansu Bicer) teases him. Basri surprises him to rape a woman and hits him; Cimel threats him so that he does not reveal anything. Basri has seizures, while Cimel, often drunk, dies under a train just before his eyes. Regretted not having saved the young, Basri finally receives the Commissioner's visit, announcing the discovery of the remains of his son ....

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Turkish

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Mold See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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A Good Story
23 October 2012 | by RNQSee all my reviews

This is a provisional comment on "Mold/Küf," since I'm not much of an expert on the Turkish arts, and I cannot explain the title. But a word about the notion that the film is slow, even at just 94 minutes. Compare Ceylan's "Once upon a Time in Anatolia" at 150 minutes. Aydin's film has a very good story, as if from classic Russian fiction–a friend suggests Gorky–and the film narrates the story the best way. The protagonist is fixed on an indeterminate quest, in which he is like characters in the works of Orhan Pamuk, for whom the fundamental Turkish way of being is melancholy. He is a square-shouldered aging man. He does not easily leave a room, so a cut cannot come too early. If he is being interrogated for the umpteenth time by a new police inspector, there's no reason for the camera to swing around while he explains his life he feels is fate, while there is a slight change in the camera angle when he falls into an internal monologue. At the beginning of the movie he does break into a trot, and elsewhere he acts forcefully. More often there is stasis, and that's the nub of the story.


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