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  • Summary: The story of two men who form an unlikely friendship while making the transition to city life in Istanbul.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. 80
    A remarkably vivid portrait of a teeming third-world metropolis
  2. 80
    An incisive drama about a waking nightmare.
  3. Sensitive, gritty and courageous, this film gathers a power and focus not foreshadowed in its deliberately rambling earlier sequences.
  4. A remarkable second feature from writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu.
  5. This is only Ustaoglu's second film, but smart performances and expressive camera work mark her as a talent to watch in the future.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Fictional but frighteningly realistic.
  7. 60
    Ustaoglu has made Mehmet unbelievably naive -- and the hardships piled upon him unintentionally evoke "The Perils of Pauline." That dilutes what should be a powerful protest film, and robs it of the emotional impact it aims for.

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