Good, but Confusing


Okay maybe it's because I was watching this without subtitles and my Turkish isn't perfect, but this movie was very confusing. The main character changes his hair style with absolutely no warning whatsoever at least a dozen times. There are three main styles and he goes back and forth between them seemingly for no reason and with no explanation - the one he starts out with, clean shaven and with short curly hair, another one after the murder takes place that he only has for a scene or two where he has a moustache, and a third one which includes a beard and slicked back hair. This last one particularly resembles another character in the film who had beat up the girl's younger brother in the tea house and had me extremely confused.

The female characters aren't much better. The girl he likes starts out blond, and then halfway through the movie we seem to find him married to a blond woman - seemingly the same one. Evidently, though, I guess, it's not, it's just that the only other time we'd seen his fiance she was wearing a headscarf!

Some of the pacing was also a little disjointed; I would have liked something more explicit to tell me, for example, that Bekir is married, or that five or however many years have passed.

APART from that - which really did do quite a bit to hinder my enjoyment of the movie - I'd say that Demirkubuz has done it again... and by "it" I mean produced an unbelievably powerful movie showing us in a larger-than-life but all-to-real way just how unbearably terrible life is.

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I think you mean he looked like the mother's opportunist lover who gets knifed at the tea house. His wife was a redhead throughout if im not mistaken. The girl at the beginning who flirted with him at the store was a blonde. Later on, I guess she ran out of peroxide and her hair reverted to its natural dark state.

The movie was pretty good overall. Masumiyet is still the best Demirkubuz movie, but this comes a close second. The scene at the hotel is one of the most intense I've ever watched.

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Uh, that's because time had passed, so their looks have changed.

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yes extremely disjointed -- but still i am watching -- haven't watched until the end yet -- but wanted to see if anyone was experiencing the same thing -- the lack of segue makes it difficult to catch up to the scene's storyline :S -- i guess we are just supposed to fill in the blanks without really knowing what brought the characters to their present moment -- phhhttt

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