Issiz adam Reviews
Popular Turkish television writer-director Ã?aÄ?an Irmak (â??Ã?emberimde GÃ¼l Oyaâ?? & â??AsmalÄ± Konakâ??) proved his popular appeal with this particularly modern take on the somewhat overdone rom-com genre which has a peculiarly Turkish bent making it well worth seeking out for anyone who wants an insight into that countryâ??s attitudes to love and sex.
Sleazy young man about town Alper (Cemal Hunal) falls for prim childrenâ??s costumer Ada (Melis Birkan) after stalking her back to her shop following a chance encounter in a second hand bookshop and wins her over, discards her for casual sex with prostitutes, falls into depression and with any luck dies alone.
Cemal Hunal certainly looks the part of a romantic lead as Alper and is not without his charms but the character he plays is so thoroughly repellent that it is impossible to cheer for him as he attempts to woo the feisty Melis Birkan as Ada, who one canâ??t help but feel realy should have known better.
The brilliant but badly underutilised television actress Yildiz KÃ¼ltÃ¼r (â??Menekse ile Halil"â??) casts her kindly gaze over the project as Alperâ??s mother in a star making turn at the head of an equally underutilised supporting cast which includes more minor turns from Å?erif Bozkurt, GÃ¶zde Kansu, AslÄ± Aybars, GoncagÃ¼l Sunar and Veda Yurtsever Ä°pek.
The filmmakers throws in a fair few laughs, normally at Alpers expense, but these mostly relate to his degenerate sexual escapades and do nothing to endear him to the audience; it is this lack of pathos that was for me this films ultimate undoing as even at the end I could barely shed a tear when the film lived up to its English language title by leaving him alone.
â??Iâ??m living with tainted blood.â??
Chok guezel Istanbul, tatli muzik ve lezzetli yemek..mmm...definitely to watch twice!
heartbreaking but plain reality-worth watching even alone
Cagan Irmak abi sen n'aptin yaa. Ayitir gunahtir... Filme, makaraya yaziktir abi..Kadinn-erkek, anne-ogul iliskilerini bir daha sorgulasan..