A large amount of money enters into the ordinary lives of Selim, his wife Ayla, and their neighbor Nihal, bringing a small crime and a big tragedy to their little worlds. There are dreams, there is tragedy, there are smiles and of course, there are tensions.
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A theme conveyed with a narrative rigor that doesn't sacrifice humour, with a wonderfully deadpan ending. One major complaint though: despite strong male characterisation, the female characters are underdeveloped to the point of cliché. They behave as if their only goal in life is sex from the mopey protagonist. This is nothing if not weak, sexist writing.
I understand that it was some kind of primary idea but the thing with hunting down the viewer with money in every second of this movie made it unbearable to watch. Unfortunately, it doesn't say more than we had already heard in every story about greed. I couldn't stomach it.
Avec un sujet éculé et un peu trop moralisant Reha Erdem réalise un grand film. L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur, il ne fait que confirmer le malheur qui existait déjà . Les plans et les angles de vue extraordinaires ne font que renforcer ce sentiment d'inéluctable dans une Istamboul impersonnelle et distante.
Il " takes the money but doesn't run" c'est le hic