Titles You Haven't Rated (33)
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The life of world renowned writer Yaşar Kemal is chronicled from his birth to his death through interviews with the late writer and his close friends. The turning points of the legendary writer’s life are recounted in an epic narrative. In addition to never before seen archival footage of Kemal, hundreds of hours’ worth of audio recordings and thousands of pages of documents were used in making of this documentary.
"The Prisoners" tells the story of a man who is wrongfully arrested and forced to remain in jail for years without being able to tell his story. Erdem is a family man with one kid, who is working as a hairdresser. One day he meets by chance his old friend, Ahmet and agrees to have a sit with him in a tea garden. However Ahmet is a drug dealer and his telephones are monitored by the police. This results in Erdem's being arrested in suspicion for his collaboration with Ahmet... (imdb)
Sivan, at around the age of 20, is a native of the Southeastern region of Anatolia. His father Saho is the leader of the Givdanli tribe who stays distant both to the state and to the insurgents who are influent in the region, in order to secure its existence. One day, Sivan meets with the girl he loves, Berfin in a field around the village. The same day the field is burnt by saboteurs and the whole harvest of the village is wasted... (imdb)
Yaprak Dökümü (2005) - TV Series
The travails of a tightly knit family that moves to Istanbul. (imdb)
The story of making of the legendary movie 'Yol'
In this lush police mystery, the love of three different men for one woman spans five decades and results in one man's death. (imdb)
A love story on the eve of 2nd Constitutionalism Era in the Ottoman Empire
Hülya, who has been brought against her wishes to Turkey by her uncle, tries to get back to Germany... (3sat.de)
Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the hamam (imdb)
Baba Evi (1997) - TV Series
TV Series adaptation of Orhan Kemal's novel.
Story of a disabled person in Istanbul streets (youtube.com)
In the second half of the 1990s Lady Firuzan is about to give birth to a child whose name will be Ihsan. In 1950s Lady Firuzan adapts a daughter called Fatma about 5- 6 years old. Ihsan and Fatma grows up together as siblings. Ihsan who was studying at the Robert College falls in love with Natalie. In 1970s the death of his mother. Ihsan's family almost collapses and Ihsan tries to live in a room where he is closed. (imdb)
Problems of childhood show their effects on the psychology of a policeman
A political prisoner is released from prison. He has problems of adjusting to the changing times. He and his girlfriend resort to suicide as the last solution.
Related to the real-life murder of prominent Istanbul newspaper editor Abdi Ipekci by the terrorist, Mehmet Ali Agca. An actor is researching the role of Agca for a movie but begins to take the research too seriously. (bfi.org.uk)
Based upon an ancient epic poem by "Ahmad Khani", the film relates the story of Mem,a young Kurdish boy, who falls in love with Zin, the daughter of the governor of Butan,when the people are celebrating "Newroz", the ancient national ceremony of Kurds.
Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. Zombie lives bleary-eyed in an apartment off his parents' house where his lonely, unemployed father suffers from heart disease. His girl-friend Marjo has taken up with a hairdresser but comes back to Zombie. His friend Harri hires him as a roadie for his band "Harry and the Mulefukkers" then gives him a chance as a bass player. He has his girl and he has a gig, but can Zombie put the bottle down? (imdb.com)
A story about the dramatical effects of the population exchange between Turkey and Greece and Turkey's military junta era in 80's. An ex-convict, with his wife, comes to an Aegean town and they develop a friendship with an old greek lady, the owner of the hostel where they stay. Five years later, the man comes to the town again but this time, he is alone.
A different Kemal Sunal film, tells the story about Kuheylan and his two wives.
After WW1, people revolt in French-occupied Maras.
At the edge of divorcing each other, two movie stars are asked to star as passionate lovers in the same movie. In their last movie together, they have to experience something that is just the opposite of their real life. Both sides of life displayed: Continuous fighting in real life and a big love story on the film set
Tells the story of prisoners in Ward 72 starving to death because of the famine and poverty during WW2, and about power relations between prisoners and the Captain's love for Fatma. The main question is what does it mean to be a human being?
Yasemin is a poor girl living with her aunt. She desires to move to big city and get fame. She starts belly dancing at a tavern. She runs away to Istanbul with Yakup. There she has to do prostitution.
the trip of 4 soldiers, one journalist and 3 smugglers and their struggle with each other and with the harsh snowy weather.
A landless man killes a villager to take his wife from him
In this film that wavers unsteadily between a comedy and a tragedy, Murtaza (Mujdat Gezen) is a deluded security guard whose fanatical reverence for "duty" verges on the psychotic. He is incapable of seeing himself for what he is -- and as a consequence he is often the unwitting and unknowing brunt of jokes. His wife and daughters are painfully aware of his shortcomings, but they generally suffer in silence. (Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi)
A man marries his third wife in the hope of having a child. The third, young wife is blind. The other wives are jealous of her.
A man falls in love with a prostitute
Küçük aga (1983) - TV Mini-Series
Story of a man during Turkish Independence War
Elif goes back to her village after years of living in the city. Instead of wearing traditional village day life clothes, she is wearing modern clothes. Elif is in the village for a while to recover from her husband's death and go back to the city. When she joins daily village life, she realises that nothing has changed. (IMDB Comments)
A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside. (imdb)