Taner Birsel

  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da AKA Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan2011-2020ArthouseCrimeTurkey

    A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (IMDb)Read More »

  • Yavuz Özkan – Bir Erkeğin Anatomisi (1997)

    1991-2000DramaTurkeyYavuz Özkan

    Taner is an upscale and successful Istanbul lawyer, but somewhat unhappy in his private life. One day he takes the trial of an underground guy, who gives him a file full of sensitive information regarding the connections between police and mafia and asks him to release it to the media if he ever disappears. At a time he hasn’t heard from this underground guy for several months, some unpleasant people enter his office and threaten him to give them the file. He is astonished after taking a look at the file himself, and believes it would be more of a merit to open up the file to the public thus revealing the dirty connections, even though that is subject to threaten his life. On the run forced by this event, he gets the ultimate chance to evaluate the people around him and tell the true ally from the fake. Meanwhile, he forms an interesting bond with a dj lady on the radio by calling her virtually every night and saying extreme things on the phone. Whilst scared to death, he’s also very happy with what he’s doing. However, his packaged rebellion won’t suffice to save the world, and things won’t be as easy as he would have hoped.Read More »

  • Reha Erdem – Kaç Para Kaç AKA A Run for Money (1999)

    1991-2000DramaReha ErdemTurkey

    A Run for Money concerns the quandary faced by an Istanbul clothier when he discovers half a million dollars languishing in a paper bag in the back of a cab. After a minor attempt to find its owner, Selim (Taner Birsel) absconds with the cash and hides it in his home, keeping his family in the dark about his newfound riches. As news of the missing cash spreads throughout the city, Selim becomes more and more insular, alienating those around him. When his business is robbed, he blames his assistant; as his paranoia mounts, he lavishes riches on his suspicious wife.Read More »

  • Zeki Demirkubuz – Itiraf AKA The Confession: Tales About Darkness II (2001)

    Zeki Demirkubuz2001-2010DramaTurkey

    A man suspects his wife of being unfaithful, but he’s not prepared for what her confession will do to him.Read More »

  • Caner Alper & Mehmet Binay – Çekmeceler AKA Drawers (2015)

    2011-2020Caner AlperDramaMehmet BinayMysteryTurkey

    Deniz ends up in hospital and has to face the ghosts of past. She manages to discover herself and the hidden secrets in her family drawers.Read More »

  • Seyfi Teoman – Tatil kitabi AKA Summer Book (2008)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaSeyfi TeomanTurkey

    Mustafa (Osman Inan) is a hard-working and ambitious agricultural merchant who is cold and austere towards his family. One day he has a brain hemorrhage on a business trip and goes into a coma after the operation. Guler (Ayten Tokun) is suspicious of her husband having an affair. Veysel (Harun Ozuag), their teenage son, wants to leave the military academy and study business administration. Ali (Tayfun Gunay), their 10-year-old son, has to cope both with his bully classmate and the chewing gums he has to sell. Hasan (Taner Birsel), Mustafa’s younger brother, chose to live a life in solitude after getting a divorce, and has always been an outsider to the family. But now, with his brother in coma, he finds himself involved in family affairs. Hasan has to solve the mystery about Mustafa’s mistress and the money lost during his trip. (IMDb)Read More »

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