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Distant (Uzak) (2002)

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Emin Toprak Emin Toprak
Zuhal Gencer Zuhal Gencer
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal
Feridun Koc Feridun Koc
Fatma Ceylan Fatma Ceylan
Ebru Ceylan Ebru Ceylan
(as Ebru Yapici)
Bahaltin Surler Bahaltin Surler
(as Bahattin Serter)

Written by
Cemil Kavukçu Cemil Kavukçu
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Description: Mahmut, a 40 year old independent photographer, is a "village boy made good" at least professionally in the big city - Istanbul in this case. After his wife leaves him, he falls into an existential crisis. Then comes his cousin Yusuf, who left his native village after a local factory closed down, effectively unemploying over half the local men. He looks to Istanbul for salvation: a job on board a ship sailing abroad, at once exciting and crucial to supporting his family in the desperately poor village. The distance between the two men is apparent at once, and becomes increasingly pronounced. Whereas Mahmut is adusted t ... (more)
Release date: 20 December 2002
UPC: 717119914547
Tags: Surrealism (5), Turkish (4), Hope (4), Drama (4), Turkey (4), Photographer (3), Dream (3), Guest (3), Snow (3), Factory (2), Car (2), Ship (2), 2002 (2), 2000s (2), Guilt (2), Cousin Cousin Relationship (2), Hitchhiking (2), Rain (2), Abandoned Ship (2), Loneliness (2)
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