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The Body
The Body
7.2
/10
2,097 Ratings

THE BODY

Vücut

Directed by Mustafa Nuri
Turkey, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Leyla, a woman in her late 40s, decides to move to Istanbul after working for several years in the German adult film industry. Her opportunist producer ex-boyfriend Yılmaz takes advantage of her drug addiction to persuade her to take part in one last film.

Synopsis

Leyla, a woman in her late 40s, decides to move to Istanbul after working for several years in the German adult film industry. Her opportunist producer ex-boyfriend Yılmaz takes advantage of her drug addiction to persuade her to take part in one last film.

Our take

Boasting an extraordinary central performance by Hatice Aslan, this is a moving portrayal of an adult actress’s struggle to come to terms with her body. Mustafa Nuri’s unprejudiced, sincere look at her lead character turns The Body into a vivid tragedy, whose questions feel universal in scope.