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The Market: A Tale of Trade (Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masali) Reviews

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December 4, 2012
A road movie of sorts. The main protagonist is a drinker and a gambler, and a small time chancer. Life is hard for him and he struggles against the odds. He has an amazingly loving wife, and his heart is buried deep, but is in the right place. A realistic portrait of Eastern European society, and the criminal fringe.
June 2, 2011
yönetmen vs yabanc? ama türk filmi, iyi türk filmi bence... tayanc ayayd?n doguda bi kasabada ya?ayan tek cocuklu ewli bir ufak giri?imciyi oynuor,daha cep telefonu gelmemi? kasabalar?na ,o zmnlar yane... sonra bi ilaç almak için ülke d???na c?kmas? gerekior sonra c?karken bu da 3 cuval bi?iler al?or-araban?n alt?na sal?or,askerler farketmior s?n?rda,sonra onu dier ülkedeki fabrikada pazarl?kla 400 liraya cuvalba??sat?or,sonra kumar oynor vs kazan?or ama adamlar d??arda bunu yakalay?p paras?n? al?olar vs.. filmin esas olay?, amca genco erkal ,unbelieveable performance,hastas? oldum walla.. super oynam?? adam, yard?mc? oyuncu böle olur dedirtior,filmin sonunda bunlar dönüolar memlkete zar zor calarak al?or ezren die bi ilcedeki dispanserden ilac? ve döndüklerinde cep telefonu dükkan?nn önünde iken film bitior,biizm eleman geceden kalma cünkü rak? içmi? tanju okan?n ünlü ?ark?s?n?n sölüor ,o sahnede güzel,eleman kendi sölemi? bi dee aferinn ;)

genco baba bomba ...
August 19, 2010
A little on the quirky side, but this doesn't detract from the story which effectively portrays one man's struggle to lift himself out of the black market system he is so dependent on.
½ August 17, 2010
A story that goes far beyond what it initially suggests. Explores many complex issues and the changing social and economic dynamics currently taking place in Turkey. Brilliant cast who deliver perfect performances.
April 11, 2010
Brisk, likable comedy-drama... Hopkins' thesis is that to accept globalisation - the connectedness of things - you have also to accept the tainted blood that sometimes passes through its veins. For his part, the director appears to have maintained his own independence happily enough, although the zesty comic energy of the first hour - Mihram's scenes with his better connected, more morally flexible rival Mustafa (Sahin) recall the edgy relationship between John Cusack and Dan Aykroyd's unionising hitman in "Grosse Pointe Blank" - has, by the end, turned into a glum resignation at the state of things; the thesis negotiates the film into a painted corner, and we sense weariness beginning to overtake Hopkins' usual playfulness. Still, the sudden breaks for musical numbers suggests the filmmaker hasn't entirely lost his experimental edge: as always with Hopkins, there's no telling where he's about to go next, and it's gratifying to know he's still out there.
October 20, 2009
I expected much much more from this movie...
June 17, 2009
Really nice simple story. Could be a documentary but it isn't. Definitely detecting an anti-capitalist vibe. One to watch once but never again probably...
½ March 2, 2009
I liked this both better and worse than expected. The little comedic elements were fantastic (namely Mihram's Jack Nicholson impression), and the cinematography was beautiful, but it left me wishing there was just a little more to connect to.
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