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Alone (2008)

Issiz Adam (original title)
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Tells about those people whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles; It is also Foods, mothers, old songs and love that this movie is consists of.

Director:

Çagan Irmak

Writer:

Çagan Irmak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Melis Birkan Melis Birkan ... Ada
Cemal Hünal ... Alper
Yildiz Kültür ... Müzeyyen
Serif Bozkurt Serif Bozkurt ... Senol
Gözde Kansu ... Sinem
Goncagül Sunar Goncagül Sunar ... Customer
Asli Aybars Asli Aybars ... Yasemin
Veda Yurtsever Ipek Veda Yurtsever Ipek
Sezgin Erdemir Sezgin Erdemir ... Bookstore guy
Necla Fide Necla Fide ... Seyma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Basri Albayrak Basri Albayrak ... Restoran Müsterisi
Tarik Ündüz Tarik Ündüz
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Storyline

Alper is in his mid 30s and a good chef at his own restaurant. He loves luxury and spends his life with one-night stands and paid love. One day, his life changes utterly as he walks into a second-hand shop where he first encounters Ada who is in her late 20s and has a shop where she designs costumes for kids. She leads a modest life and one day while looking for a book, her and Alper's paths cross. Alper is fascinated by Ada's beauty and starts following her with the book she has been looking for. They both experience first signs of love, which they have never experienced before. Although Alper tries to fit Ada into his life, he realizes that this narrows his life down while on the other hand Ada has already fallen in love with him. 'Issiz Adam' portrays the life of those whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles. The film is also filled with food, mothers, old songs, and love. Written by Sahin Cetinkaya

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,123,820
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In one scene the voice of Stefan Raab can be heard as his show 'TV Total' with Beyaz as a guest plays in the background. See more »

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Ada: You have a face with a story.
Alper: How do you mean?.
Ada: You almost have no forehead. It's like your hair couldn't wait and grow in a big rush... So you always seem to be running... Your eyes are completely the opposite. They tell you to stop for a bit... To walk one step at a time... And they really look a lot... I mean, how can I put it?. They look really deeply. And you know that. Which is why you can't look at anyone for a long time. Your beard, it's like honey... And it's kind of in-between the two...
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When pessimistic emotions takes over our lives, can we say it is love?
17 January 2009 | by CihanVercanSee all my reviews

Differently from his primal films, director Cagan Irmak dishes out a drama with using Expressionist cinema language on a romantic theme. Originally written for the screen his movie accuses the modern social conventions of the couples' relationships. A considerably usual plot brings two adverse social characters to light. Despite the Expressionist components, characterization is at a very low-degree. It doesn't attract any attention of how do these people live or what do they do for a living. Lovers meet for the first time in a pessimistic mood. The dialogues they use when they meet are coarse. Their communication coarsens even more and more until the guy tenders flowers to the girl. None of them could have implied any emotion wholeheartedly. Basically, they never fell in love. But at the end, they realized that they meant for each other, even though they are not in love.

In order to direct a romance, a director should let the couple do their magic. Screenplay and the script was fruitful, yet the directing was poor. Quite evidently, there was never been a chemical accord between the lovers. They just acted as two toneless product of Expressionism. Story carried us to an ending of a man's meaning of life, which got us crushed under a heavy melancholy. At the final we took a deep breath when the secret melodrama was revealed. Foolishly we became a witness of this pointless melodrama by director Cagan Irmak.

The selected soundtrack for this movie was praiseworthy. Although, even the songs that played during the corresponding scenes couldn't fix the lack of the acting. Synchronization turning out to be voice overs is used at the final scene with an influential mix of the editing of brainstorms and voice overs. At least the success of editing saved the film.

Issiz Adam is a remarkable film because of its seeking for the relief of hopeless relationships of broken couples.There awaits a relationship movie far away from being considered as a romance. A wise well-known old saying says: "You can build relationships just with anybody, though you can only find the love within only one person".


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