Turkey

Zeki Ökten & Şerif Gören – Kurbagalar aka The Frogs (1985)

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The women who called Elmas is earning her life with picking tomatoes, pepper and frog, she was widowed when her husband killed. Elmas survives with her child. She has to work for Bank and Cooperative debit. Also teenagers in the village are disturb her. But she likes Ali who gets his freedom from the prison for 7 years, also Ali likes her too, and he wants to marry with her. But Ali get dislike her after their sex relation for one day. Written by [email protected] Read More »

Jules Dassin – Topkapi (1964)

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David Cornelius wrote:
“Nine years after helping define the heist movie with the 1955 masterpiece “Rififi,” director Jules Dassin took another go at the genre, this time with a comedy. “Topkapi” is a lighter, breezier affair than Dassin’s earlier picture, but it’s in no way weaker or less memorable. In fact, it’s this movie that served as the inspiration for the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” and yes, it’s this film’s most memorable sequence that was, um, “borrowed” for the most memorable sequence of the 1996 “Impossible” movie. Read More »

Aytaç Agirlar – Incir Reçeli (2011)

Plot/Synopsis:
Metin dreams of becoming a script writer. But no one is interested in his works. When he one evening returns frustrated from a bar, where yet again another on of his scripts was rejected, he meets Duygu. He takes the drunk woman who can barely stand on her legs, to his home where she can stay for the night. Read More »

Yilmaz Güney – Umut AKA Hope (1970)


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Plot Synopsis from AllMovie
In this bleak tragedy, a crude and illiterate man who drives a horse-drawn taxi survives his meager existence by hoping each day that this will be the day he wins the lottery. One day his coach is hit by a car, killing one of his two horses and damaging the buggy. Because the automobile driver has social standing, the traffic judge rules in favor of the automobile driver, and does not give the poor man any damages. Creditors soon remove everything from his house except the remaining horse and damaged buggy. Despairing, he strikes out at his family and anyone weaker than he is. Eventually, he joins a wandering “holy man” on a quest for desert gold, and goes mad in the process. Read More »

Atif Yilmaz – Degirmen AKA The Windmill (1986)


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In the last years of the Ottoman Empire, a poor little Anatolian town named Saripinar is hit by a minor earthquake which has neither destroyed nor left it with many casualties. However, a telegraph sent to the central government exaggerates the situation and mentions that the governor of the town has been severely wounded, making the event a nationwide matter. Written by baddah Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink Istanbul’da AKA Killing in Istanbul (1967)

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This is a rare little gem from Turkey. The quality (and production values) leave a bit to be desired, but it more than makes up for it in entertainment! I have NEVER seen a movie quite like this, and in fact, at times I’m not quite sure if it’s meant to be taken serious or tongue in cheek.

Presumably, in a previous film/episode (that from what I’ve been able to determine, doesn’t even exist!), Kilink was killed by his former partner, a doctor, once they discovered some mysterious formula to make the most powerful bombs ever. Now Kilink wants revenge, and to then take over the world! Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink uçan adama karsi aka Kilink Vs. Flying Man (1967)

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The first sequel to KILINK ISTANBUL’DA picks up right where the 1st installment left off. Superman manages to locate Kilink’s hideout on a remote island where his fiancé and her father are being held behind bars. Meanwhile, Kilink’s scientists finally manufacture a lethal destructive canon-like weapon that is able to blast away even portions of mountains. Superman arrives there not flying but as an ordinary man and after becoming a target for the weapon is captured and locked up with his woman and his future dad-in-law. Of course, Superman triumphs but, fortunately, Kilink gets away. The film ends with a separate episode that has nothing to do with the island and the weapon. This time Kilink murders a rich foreign woman and steals her jewels. But Superman is still around for the final conflict. Sadly, the part with this conflict was destroyed decades ago. At least, the producers saved many stills from this segment and incorporated them in the film together with a narration on the action so viewers can still capture those magic moments. Written by omayra73 Read More »