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Vizontele (2001)

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Lives of residents in a small Anatolian village change when television is introduced to them

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Yilmaz Erdogan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Deli Emin
Demet Akbag ... Siti Ana (Siti Mother)
Altan Erkekli ... Mayor Nazmi
Cem Yilmaz ... Fikri
Cezmi Baskin ... Latif
Bican Günalan Bican Günalan ... Sezgin
Sebnem Sönmez ... Gulizar
Iclal Aydin Iclal Aydin ... Reyhan
Mesut Çakarli Mesut Çakarli ... Rifat
Zeynep Tokus ... Asiye
Tolga Çevik ... Nazif (as Tolga Cevik)
Tuncer Salman Tuncer Salman ... Ahmet
Salih Kalyon ... Casim
Sener Kökkaya Sener Kökkaya ... Basri (as Sener Kokkaya)
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Sehymus
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Storyline

The film is about the introduction of television to a small village in southeast Anatolia in 1974. Employing a tragicomic language, it tells of the efforts of Emin who is the village idiot and Nazmi who is the mayor of the village. Emin and Nazmi attempt to start the broadcasting of television in their village and face various difficulties in this process. Written by BKM

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The quote " Zeki Müren de bizi görecek mi?" became real popular in Turkey. See more »

Quotes

Veli: Father! There is no battery!
Latif: Is it out of charge, twerp? Of course it would happen so if you left the lights turned on.
Veli: There is no battery, completely. It is stolen!
Latif: Whaaat!
Veli: Yes, they have opened the hood and stole the battery, Ok! You opened the hood but why to steal battery? If they did not have stolen it...
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Connections

Followed by Vizontele Tuuba (2003) See more »

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22 February 2001 | by darthbaneySee all my reviews

I entered this movie, expecting an over-rated, far-from funny, horribly acted, unrealistic load of hyped-up trash. Imagine my suprise, when it turned out to be a magnifecent piece of art, worth praising for hours without end. This is cinema art in it's best moments. Alright, I'm exaggerating, but Yilmaz Erdogan has done a terrific job with the story, the characters, and most of all the editing and cinematography. Erdogan has created magic with the camera, and has created a believable, realistic movie. Like a Coen Brothers movie, Vizontele is done so neatly, that one mutters curses during the final 15 minutes, cursing at the irony of the entire plot and ending. I've been living in Ankara for the past 4 years, and my knowledge of Turkish is now almost as good as my English. I sent out mail to all my friends back in the States, recommending this movie. Catch it- and catch it subtitled. For some odd reason, the greatest movie-producing country of all time, conjures up some of the worst dubbings in history. Watch it, and keep in mind that this not the usual turkish stuff. Watch it as soon as possible, and I mean it.


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Official Sites:

Besiktas Kultur Merkezi

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Bизoнтеле See more »

Filming Locations:

Gevas, Van, Turkey

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$968,318
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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