Tunç Okan

Tunç Okan – Fikrimin Ince Gülü AKA Mercedes mon amour (1992)

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The Yellow Mercedes
A black comedy about the misadventures of a Turkish Gastarbeiter (guest worker) who returns to his village with the Mercedes Benz he buys with his hard-earned money.
Bayram comes to Germany from Turkey to work. He saves money and manages to buy a Mercedes. He tries to go to his home town by driving the Mercedes. On his way back, he faces various troubles. The film comically depicts a man who is obsessive about his Mercedes. Read More »

Tunç Okan – Fikrimin Ince Gülü-Sari Mercedes (1992)

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The film is based on ‘Fikrimin Ince Gulu’, a novel by Adalet Agaoglu, which depicts a first generation gurbetci/guest-worker returning home. It covers his land journey in short bursts from Germany to the Turkey’s west border – and extensively from thereon to his village close to Ankara – capital of Turkey. He begins his journey purchasing a second hand yellow Mercedes – possibly his first car – using his meager savings working as a laborer. Offering deep insight into the mind of a manual laborer Bayram (Ilyas Salman) making his first trip back home, resorting to flashbacks in highlighting Bayram’s motivation and experiences from his childhood right up to the events leading to his first departure from Turkey to Germany. Read More »