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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kenan Imirzalioglu ...  Mehmet Kosovali 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Selin Demiratar ...  Nermin Yildiz 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Gökcan Gökmen Gökcan Gökmen ...  Aysu 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Umut Oguz Umut Oguz ...  Ercu 35 episodes, 2005-2006
Atilla Alpar Atilla Alpar ...  Kamil 29 episodes, 2005-2006
Oguz Galeli Oguz Galeli ...  Ender Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ebru Kocaaga Ebru Kocaaga ...  Filiz Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ahmet Yenilmez Ahmet Yenilmez ...  Hasan Cin 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ekin Türkmen ...  Ozlem Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Murat Soydan ...  Celal Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Meral Orhonsay ...  Sultan Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ferdi Merter Ferdi Merter ...  Sefa Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Anta Toros Anta Toros ...  Belkis Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Nalan Basaran Nalan Basaran ...  Asiye Yildiz 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Gülseven Yilmaz Gülseven Yilmaz ...  Melek 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Burak Çevik Burak Çevik ...  Mehmet 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Özlem Turhal Özlem Turhal ...  Muge 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Turgay Tanülkü Turgay Tanülkü ...  Sabri Yildiz 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Tekin Temel Tekin Temel ...  Sukru 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Ugur Tasdemir Ugur Tasdemir ...  Cagdas 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu ...  Topal Izzet 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Mehmet Polat Mehmet Polat ...  Bekir Karadag 21 episodes, 2005-2006
Ercan Demirel Ercan Demirel ...  Rahman Maras 21 episodes, 2005-2006
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Mehmet and Nermin are desperately in love with each other. Both are living in the suburbs of Istanbul, trying to stay one step ahead of poverty by working harder each day. Their only aim is to get married and have a nice home. While Mehmet works as a welder in a shipyard, Nermin is a manicurist in one of the well known coiffeurs. But no matter how hard they try, they just never earn enough money to realize their dream. Ender, one of Istanbul's playboys sees Nermin and falls in love with her. Nermin, not being able to realise her dreams, gets upset, drunk and makes the biggest mistake of her life and spends the night with Ender. She has no other choice than to marry him. She leaves her old poor life and her only real love behind and starts a new life in richness with Ender. Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

14 December 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Acı Hayat See more »

Filming Locations:

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Sinegraf See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Remake of Bitter Life (1962) See more »

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Mapushane Çesmesi
Written by Ihsan Ozanoglu
Performed by Tolga Candar
Composed by Muharrem Akkus
Arranged by Aytug Yargiç
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amazing love story
26 January 2013 | by jaffri_fatimaSee all my reviews

i honestly cant understand people that don't just love this show! in my opinion this is the most magnificent love story the world has ever seen!! mehmet and nermin made me understand the true meaning of love! in this show, the acting was perfect, this music was amazing and the directing was beautiful ! the moments these two characters shared were greater than any other film or movie. i have watched and read soooo many love story, but i have to say this beats them all by far. the way the characters express their feelings and show their emotions is brilliant! kenan is a fabulous and handsome. this story is very tragic and made nearly everyone who watched it cry. loved it, loved it loved it.

for the people that didn't find this story romantic, they obviously have no feelings at all. the show was terribly successful in turkey and i recommend the whole world to watch it. because trust me, mehmet and nermin will remain in your heart forever. it is worth every second of your time. i still cant believe what happened at the end. mehmet, stay strong. i love you with all my heart , aci hayat. you have changed me and my life. no show/film/book can compare to this


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