Last Stop: Kurtulus (2012) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Dramatic comedy centered on a group of women who rebel against domestic violence. The film tells the story of psychologist Eylem (Bilgin), who moves into an apartment in the Istanbul neighborhood of Kurtulus after being abandoned by her fiancé two weeks before the wedding. Her new neighbors try to lift the mood transforming themselves into different women who stand up against violence of all kinds.

  • Meet Vartanus who has devoted her life to her bedridden father; Goncagul who realizes that her Mafioso lover will never marry her. Gulnur who's resigned herself to daily beatings as long as her husband doesn't touch the kids, Tulay who's shattered every time her mother gets beaten; hairdresser Fusun who tends to see things on the bright side. These are the women who transport Eylem, each other and perhaps every woman in the country to Last Stop: Kurtulus. The heroines adopt one unwavering principle: to oppose all forms of violence! A dark comedy that's rose-tinted, provocative and fantastic...

  • Turkish black comedy in which a female psychologist arrives in a remote region of the country and sets about encouraging the local women to overcome their problems. When Eylem (Belcim Bilgin) begins her new job, the women that come to see her have a number of issues. Vartanus (Demet Akbag) acts as a virtual slave to her sickly father, Gulnur (Ayten Soykok) is abused by her husband, while Goncagul (Nihal Yalcin) is kept as a mistress by a man with no intention of ever marrying her. In short, the women are in subjection to men. Will Eylem be able to help the women realize their own power?



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