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Taksim Hold'em
7.5
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2,437 Ratings

TAKSIM HOLD'EM

Directed by Michael Önder
Turkey, 2017
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

On a Saturday night in Istanbul, despite the pleas of his fiancée, cynical Alper refuses to join the anti-government protests happening on his doorstep. He just wants to stay home for his weekly dose of poker, played with his regular crew of high-school friends…

Synopsis

On a Saturday night in Istanbul, despite the pleas of his fiancée, cynical Alper refuses to join the anti-government protests happening on his doorstep. He just wants to stay home for his weekly dose of poker, played with his regular crew of high-school friends…

Our take

This enthralling chamber piece tells the story of the Gezi Park protests that shook Istanbul in 2013, from the viewpoint of a self-absorbed man who is judgemental about everyone yet reluctant to act to make a difference. A political comedy that captures the zeitgeist of contemporary Turkey.