Lutfi Akad – Kanun namina aka In the Name of the Law (1952)

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Ömer Lütfi Akad, aka Lütfi Ömer Akad, (b. 1916) is a Turkish film director, who directed movies from 1948-1974. In 1949, he debuted as a film director with Vurun Kahpeye (“Kill the Whore”) an adaptation of Halide Edip Adıvar’s book of the same title. He became one of the pioneers of the period in the “Director Generation”. The 1970s trilogy, The Bridge; The Wedding; and The Sacrifice, is considered his masterpiece. Afterwards, he withdrew from movie making instead directing adaptations for TV.

Lütfi Akad directs 4 films. Among them Kanun Namına (In The Name of The Law), adapted from a real story, becomes a milestone in the history of the Turkish screen. Really, Akad brought a new breath and caused to gain a new language to a cinema who tried to express itself for ages. Living characters, actual events and the usage of natural environment put Kanun Namına (In The Name of The Law) its place inside the historical process. Continue reading

Lutfi Akad – Vesikali yarim aka My Prostitute Love (1968)

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Imdb User Review:

Watch it like that you can’t watch any movie after this time,it gives you unbelievable moments…
29 August 2006 | by hashus (Turkey)

Lütfi Akad is one of the most important directors of Turkey, he gave our cinema very useful things, a lot of things started with his camera…he was different, he moved cinema from sets to streets, he gave to watchers real world,real people, no star… his actors didn’t act in front of the camera, they lived in white-screen…

And I think Akad’s the best movie is Vesikali Yarim, because he always directs real stories which everybody can live them, but in this story we can’t find anything from us…but we forgot one important thing : director is Lütfi Akad…so again we find us in the white-screen between actors. He can do this. Although story is not from us, he can move us his movie…In this movie, he asked us “Who deserve the real love?” and “Does love deserve the reality?” I won’t say anything about answers but if you watch this movie, you will see them easily… Continue reading