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Çogunluk (Majority) (2010)

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A young man's difficult relationship with his family becomes toxic when he falls in love in this drama from Turkey. 21-year-old Mertkan (Bartu Kucukcaglayan) has spent his whole life under the thumb of his arrogant and bullying father Kemal (Settar Tanriogen). While Kemal has built a successful construction business, Mertkan has accomplished little of note; while he has an undemanding job with his dad's company, he has no authority, still lives with his parents and is subject to their rules, which makes Kemal's attitude towards his son all the worse. Mertkan meets Gul (Esme Madra), a pretty and spirited woman who works as a waitress, and a mutual infatuation grows between them; Gul ran away from her hometown in a Kurdish village near the Armenian border to go to college and make something of herself, and Mertkan is impressed with her beauty as well as her independence. But Mertkan's friend Ersan (Ilhan Hacifazlioglu) makes fun of Gul's gypsy heritage, and when Kemal angrily forbids his son to keep dating Gul, Mertkan is inspired to stand up to his father for the first time, though it may be too late for him to change. Cogunluk (aka The Majority) was the first feature film from writer and director Seren Yuce.

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All Critics (3)

With its impeccable narration and no-nonsense style it exposes a harsh social reality that we prefer to dismiss -- it's just always easier and more comfortable to be a part of the largest and strongest herd.

February 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

A Turkish boomerang child becomes a man

April 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Movie Habit

As much a portrait of incipient fascism as it is a tale of young love thwarted.

March 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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