Serif Gören & Yilmaz Güney – Endise AKA Anxiety (1974)

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Synopsis:
This is the story of Cevher and his family, who all work in cotton fields in late seventies in Turkey. Cevher has to pay blood money to save his life. He even considers getting his daughter married to a rich and old guy. And on the cotton fields, they have to compete with machines, which are preferred to human workers. Eventually, workers unite and go on strike. Continue reading

Yilmaz Güney – Seyyit Han: Topragin Gelini AKA Bride of the Earth (1968)

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Seyyit Han is a man with many foes. One day he falls in love with Mürsit’s sister, Keje. Mürsit is fine with them marrying, only on one condition: Seyyit Han has to get rid of his enemies to offer a decent life for Keje. Having set on a journey to do so, one day he victoriously returns to his hometown: the day Keje is marrying another man. Continue reading

Zeki Demirkubuz – Bulanti AKA Nausea (2015)

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Ahmet, a prominent intellectual, lost his wife and daughter in a traffic accident which happened while he was spending the night with his lover. As a person who cares about nothing and bows to nothing, Ahmet is not much affected by this tragic event and goes on with his life. After a while, without any apparent reason, he experiences certain changes in himself and his life. Small mishaps, strange misfortunes happen one after another. He is not on good terms with the woman he loves very much anymore. He has difficulties facing life and reveals unexpected weaknesses. Continue reading

Zeki Demirkubuz – Kiskanmak AKA Envy (2009)

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It’s the 1930s. The Republic Day Ball is in progress in Zonguldak, a coal mining town in Turkey. Among the invited guests are the newcomers to this small and boring town: Halit, an engineer; his gorgeous wife Mukerrem, and Halit’s sister and unwanted household member Seniha. During the ball Seniha realizes she would be the one who determines the destiny of beauty. Continue reading