Chiko (2008)





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Throwing instead of pulling its punches, this is the story of Isa (as he's actually named, but who finds the nickname Chiko much cooler) who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and drug taking are the norm. Where down is not an option, Chiko is determined to rise to the top, whatever and whomever it costs. Regardless of time … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: ?zgr Yildirim
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Critic Reviews for Chiko

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

Impressive directorial skills, if a trite plotline, are on offer in Turkish-German writer-director Özgür Yildirim's occasionally violent debut feature.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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October 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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This is frankly pretty cliched stuff.

Full Review… | August 24, 2009

It's hard to take your eyes off Moschitto's bulldog-like antihero - with his dangerous lips and furtive power plays, he makes Vincent Cassel in Mesrine look like Dale Winton's camper twin.

Full Review… | August 24, 2009
Daily Telegraph

Despite the fresh setting and fine performances, Yildirim's screenplay is just too familiar to really admire. Instead of violent and ruthless Italians, we get violent and ruthless Turks.

Full Review… | August 24, 2009
Times [UK]

Audience Reviews for Chiko

100 üzerinden 100 alm??t? bu film benden..hele son sahnedeki oyuncular?n perfonmas? süperdi beeeee...ah chiko ahhhh

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