Harem Suare (1999)

Harem Suare





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Following the success of Hamam, Turkey-born, Italy-based Ferzan Ozpetek delivers another exotic film that delves into the traditions of his origin. Once again, the exotic city of Istanbul is the place of intrigue. But, unlike Hamam, which was a contemporary story, Harem Suare takes place at the turn of the century in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. The locale of this ornate story of love, power, and fear is the magnificent Yildiz Palace, where Sultan Abdulhamit whiles away the time … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2003



as Safiye

as Nadir

as Old Safiye

as Midhat

as Gulfidan

as Abdulhamit
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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November 8, 2005

Audience Reviews for Harem Suare

Good acting, costumes and cinematography, but the movie was very difficult to follow and I found myself losing interest in the story. I love nonlinear storytelling, but it felt too choppy in this movie, and narrative within narrative was incoherent. Also it appears I watched the cut version, perhaps the original is more cohesive.

Gabriel Knight

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