A story of love and adventure between a currency trafficker, a hostess/B-girl, and a captain.
Ömer Lütfi Akad was born in Istanbul in 1916. He finished French Saint Jeanne d’ Arc School and Galatasaray High School and graduated from Istanbul College of Economics and Business. After working at Osmanlı Bank for a while, he served as an accountant in the Lale Film. He began writing plays for theater and films. He then worked as a financial consultant and film director in the Sema Film. In 1947 he started directing film with Seyfi Havaeri’s “Damga”. In 1949, Akad debuted as a film director with “Vurun Kahpeye” (Kill the Whore) an adaptation of Halide Edip Adıvar′s book. Akad attempted different kinds of themes: fiction (Tahir ile Zühre, 1951), detective story (Kanun Namına, 1952), adventure (İngiliz Kemal Lavrens′e Karşı, 1952), musical (Çalsın Sazlar Oynasın Kızlar, 1953), melodrama (Kalbimin Şarkısı, 1955), comedy (Cilalı İbo′nun Çilesi, 1957), documentary (Tanrı′nın Bağışı Orman, 1964), Anatolian folklore (Kızılırmak Karakoyun, 1967), love story (Vesikalı Yarim, 1968) and songs… read more