Master of Turkish PoP Cinema

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Yılmaz Atadeniz : Master of Turkish PoP Cinema (biography by Metin Demirhan)

Turkey’s important Cult, Fantastic, Action and Adventure Films director Yılmaz Atadeniz (R. Yılmaz Atadeniz) was born in Arnavutköy, İstanbul in February the 1st -1932. His family roots from Vezirköprü, Samsun. He studied Bebek primary school, Gaziosmanpaşa secondary school and Kabataş high school‘s Physics class in Istanbul. He started to study engineering in Robert College, he left the school and start to Cinema and movie business. He is the little brother of famous director and editor Orhan Atadeniz (director of Tarzan İstanbul’da-1952). Then, young Yılmaz Atadeniz started to work with his brother in film business like an editor assistant. But after early dying of his brother Orhan Atadeniz, he decided to became a director like his brother. First, he known like an editor, after some years, he has became an assistant director of well known directors like Faruk Kenç, Atıf Yılmaz, Nejat Saydam, Sırrı Gültekin…His first film, directed by himself is Yüz Karası (The Disgraceful-1963). In this movie played actress like Muhterem Nur and actors like Turgut Özatay, Feridun Çölgeçen.

Atadeniz has shot 98 films like a director (in some of them, also a producer) to the date. He made movies like Serial Films of 30’s and 40’s, or Fantastic Action and Adventure films of 60’s and 70’s. He is the most busy director who made movies with world famous actor Yılmaz Güney. He shot 13 movies with him. All of them are action and adventure films like; Çirkin Kral (The Ugly King-1966), Çirkin Kral Affetmez (The Ugly King don’t Forgive-1967), Güney Ölüm Saçıyor (Güney is Spreading Death-1969). After his shoot two Çirkin Kral (The Ugly King) films, The Ugly King has become Yılmaz Güney‘s nickname. Yılmaz Atadeniz is also one of the masters of world famous cult director Çetin İnanç (The Man Who Saves the World-1982) and Aykut Düz who is a director and actor in Turkish Action and Adventure films.

Yılmaz Atadeniz is one of the founders of Sinekamder. Sinekamder after has changed it’s name Sine-Sen. Atadeniz has been Secondary Chairman of Film Yapımcıları Derneği (Film Producers Institution) since 1988. Nowadays, He continues his mission at Sesam (Owners of Cinema Products Institution). He is the President of Sesam.

Yılmaz Atadeniz Filmography

Director:
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1963
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*Yedi Kocalı Hürmüz (Hürmüz with Seven Husbands) / Suna Pekuysal, Efgan Efekan / Comedy
*Yüz Karası (The Disgraceful) / Muhterm Nur, Turgut Özatay, Feridun Çölgeçen / Dramatic story from Kemalettin Tuğcu‘s book.
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1964
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*İki Sene Mektep Tatili (Two Years’ Vacation) / Oktar Durukan, Nebahat Çehre, Hasan Ceylan / Adventure adapted from Jules Verne‘s Deux Ans de Vacances / Two Years’ Vacation-1888)
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1965
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*Aşkım Silahımdır (My Love is My Gun) / Yusuf Sezgin, Pervin Par, Erol Taş / Dramatic Action
*Dağların Oğlu (Son of Mountains) / Yılmaz Güney, Nebahat Çehre, Erol Taş / Action Drama adapted from Marlon Brando‘s One Eyed Jacks (1961).
*Kahreden Kurşun (Bullet of Sorrow) / Yılmaz Güney, Sevda Ferdağ, Suzan Avcı /Action Drama
*Kan Gövdeyi Götürdü (Bleeding Bodies) / Yılmaz Güney, Gülsüm Kamu, Gülbin Eray / Action, Crime, Drama
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1966
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*Aslanların Dönüşü (Return of the Lions) / Yılmaz Güney, Nebahat Çehre, Sevda Ferdağ, Erol Taş /Epic Adventure. Sequel to the Yedi Dağın Aslanı (The Lion of the Seven Mountains)
*Çirkin Kral (The Ugly King) / Yılmaz Güney, Tuncel Kurtiz, Ergun Köknar, Nurlan San / Action, Crime
*Kovboy Ali (Ali the Cowboy) / Yılmaz Güney, Müjgan Ağralı, Yıldırım Gencer / Action, Drama
*Para, Kadın ve Silah (The Money, the Woman and the Gun) / Yusuf Sezgin, Sevda Ferdağ, Kuzey Vargın / Drama, Action
*Silahların Kanunu (Law of the Guns) / Yılmaz Güney, Nilüfer Aydan, Suzan Avcı / Action, Crime, Drama
*Yalnız Adam / Kibar Haydut (The Lonely Man / The Courteous Bandit) / Yılmaz Güney, Nebahat Çehre, Tunç Oral / Action, Drama
*Yedi Dağın Aslanı (The Lion of The Seven Mountains) / Yılmaz Güney, Nebahat Çehre, Sevda Ferdağ, Erol Taş / Epic Adventure
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1967
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*Çirkin Kral Affetmez (The Ugly King don’t Forgive) / Yılmaz Güney, Nebahat Çehre, Yıldırım Gencer / Action, Crime
*Kilink İstanbul’da (Kilink in Istanbul) / İrfan Atasoy, Pervin Par, Suzan Avcı, Yıldırım Gencer / Fantastic, Super Hero, Action
*Kilink Uçan Adam’a Karşı (Kilink vs. Super Man / Kilink vs. Flying Man) / İrfan Atasoy, Pervin Par, Suzan Avcı, Yıldırım Gencer) / Fantastic, Super Hero, Action / Sequel to Kilink İstanbul’da (Kilink in Istanbul).
*Klink Soy ve Öldür (Klink Strip and Kill) / Yıldırım Gencer, Suzan Avcı, Devlet Devrim, Reha Yurdakul /Fantastic, Super Hero, Action / Third film of Yılmaz Atadeniz‘s Kilink Trilogy.
*Yüzbaşı Kemal (Captain Kemal) / Cüneyt Arkın, birsen Menekşeli, Suzan Avcı, Sevinç Pekin / Action, Adventure
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1968
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*Acı İntikam (Bitter Vengeance) / Cüneyt Arkın, Birsen Menekşeli, Reha Yurdakul / Action, Adventure / Another adventure of Captain Kemal.
*Casus Kıran (Turkish Spy Smasher / Spy Smasher) / İrfan Atasoy, Sevda Ferdağ, Yıldırım Gencer, Suzan Avcı / Fantastic, Super Hero, Action
*Kafkas Kartalı (Eagle of Caucasia) / Fikret Hakan, Fatma Girik, Esen Püsküllü, Yıldırım Gencer / Epic, Fantastic, Action / Adapted from Zorro films.
*Maskeli Beşler / Maskeli 5’ler (Five Masked Riders) / Tamer Yiğit, Selma Güneri, Yıldırım Gencer, Erol Taş, Yılmaz Köksal, Yusuf Sezgin, Süleyman Turan, Faruk Panter / Western, Action / Adapted from Lone Ranger Serials.
*Maskeli Beşler’in Dönüşü / Maskeli 5’lerin Dönüşü (Return of the Five Masked Riders) / Tamer Yiğit, Selma Güneri, Yıldırım Gencer, Erol Taş, Yılmaz Köksal, Yusuf Sezgin, Süleyman Turan, Faruk Panter / Western, Action / Sequel to Maskeli Beşler (Five Masked Riders). Adapted from Lone Ranger Serials.
*Ölümsüz Adam (The Man Undead) / Tamer Yiğit, Sezer Güvenirgil, Settal Taner, Yıldırım Gencer / Action, Adventure
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1969
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*Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe (Merhmet the Efe of Çakırca) / Kartal Tibet, Hülya Darcan, Yılmaz Köksal / Public Hero, Action, Adventure
*Eba Müslim Horasani (Eba Muslim of Horasan) / Tamer Yiğit, Müjgan Ağralı, Danyal Topatan / Epic Adventure, Action
*Güney Ölüm Saçıyor (Güney is Spreading Death) / Yılmaz Güney, Yılmaz Köksal, Ülkü Özen, Reha Yurdakul / Action, Adventure / The last film of Yılmaz Atadeniz with Yılmaz Güney.
*Ringo Vadiler Aslanı (Ringo Lion of the Valleys) / Tamer Yiğit, Nebahat Çehre, Müjgan Ağralı, Reha Yurdakul, Atilla Ergun, Danyal Topatan / Western, Adventure / Turkish Ringo film.
*Zorro Kamçılı Süvari (Zorro, The Rider with a Whip) / Tamer Yiğit, Nebahat Çehre, Müjgan Ağralı, Danyal Topatan / Western, Adventure adapted from Rouben Mamoulian‘s The Mark of Zorro (1940).
*Zorro’nun İntikamı (Revenge of Zorro) / Tamer Yiğit, Müjgan Ağralı, Danyal Topatan, Reha Yurdakul / Western, Adventure adapted from Zorro films. Sequel of Zorro Kamçılı Süvari (Zorro, The Rider with a Whip).
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1970
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*Casus Kıran 7 Canlı Adam (Turkish Spy Smasher The Man with 7 Lives) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Nihat Ziyalan, Figen Han / Super Hero, Fantastic Action. Sequel to Casus Kıran (Turkish Spy Smasher).
*Kan Yağmuru (Blood Rain) / Tugay Toksöz, Fatma Karanfil, Hayal Sirer, Behçet Nacar / Action, Crime
*Kralların Kaderi (The Fate of The Kings) / Tugay Toksöz, Ahmet Mekin, Hayal Sirewr, Atilla Ergun / Action, Crime
*Maskeli Şeytan (Masked Devil) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Sami Hazinses, Melek Görgün, Yıldırım Gencer, Behçet Nacar, Muzaffer Tema /Super Hero, Fantastic Action
*On Kadına Bir Erkek (One Man for Ten Women) / Engin Çağlar, Nazan Şoray, Sevgi Can, Reha Yurdakul, Meltem Mete / Romantic Adventure
*Şampiyon (The Champ) / Ayhan Işık, Emel Sayın, Eva Bender, Hüseyin Baradan / Boxing and Drama
*Yemen’de Bir Avuç Türk (A Few Turks in Yemen) / Fikret Hakan, Müjgan Ağralı, Kadir İnanır, Kadir Savun / War, Epic Adventure
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1971
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*Azrail (Angel of Death) / İrfan Atasoy, Melek Görgün, Erol Taş, Reha Yurdakul / Action, Crime
*Azrail Peşimizde (Angel of Death Behind Us) /İrfan Atasoy, Eva Bender, Gönül Hancı, Erol Taş, Danyal Topatan / Action, Crime
*Belanın Kralı (King of Trouble) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Safiye Yankı (Atasoy), Hamiyet Yankı, Aynur Akarsu, Nihat Ziyalan, Tarık Şimşek, İhsan Gedik / Super Hero, Action
*Beş Hergele (Five Beggars) / İrfan Atasoy, Tamer Yiğit, Erol Taş, Bhçet Nacar, Safiye Yankı, Tijen Doray / Action, Adventure, Crime
*Bicirik İş Peşinde (Bicirik in Action) / Aydın Babaoğlu, Uğur Güçlü, Figen Han, Hulusi Kentmen / Comedy, Action
*Cehenneme Dolmuş Var (A Car to the Hell) / Tanju Korel, Piraye Uzun, Erol Taş, Aynur Aydan, Danyal Topatan / Action, Crime
*Jilet Kazım (Kazım the Razor Blade) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Erol Taş, Yeşim Yükselen, Aynur Akarsu, Hüseyin Zan / Action, Crime
*Kara Cellat / Kara Cellad (Black Executioner) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Erol Taşi, Hayati Hamzaoğlu, Turgut Özatay, Bilal İnci, Danyal Topatan / Action, Crime
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1972
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*Baskın (The Raid) / Kadir İnanır, Ahmet Mekin, Ülkü Özen, Erol Taş, Yıldırım Önal / Action, Crime
*Ölmek Var Dönmek Yok (I can Die but not Return) / İrfan Atasoy, Feri Cansel, Erol Taş, Altan Günbay, Yeşim Yükselen / Western, Action
*Tuzsuz Deli Bekir (Mad Bekir of The Streets) /Deniz Gökçer, Atilla Eldem, Yalın Tolga, Cengiz Akmeriç / Public Hero, Adventure, Drama
*Yılmayan Şeytan (Yılmayan Adam, The Daring Devil, Deathless Devil, Invincible Bat Man) / Kunt Tulgar, Mine Mutlu, Erol Taş, Erol Günaydın, Yalın Tolga / Super Hero, Fantastic Action / Adapted from The Mysterious Dr. Satan serial.
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1973
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*Dağ Kanunu (Law of the Mountain) / Serdar Gökhan, Seyyal Taner, Yıldırım Gencer, Hüseyin Zan /Action, Drama
*Zalim (Inhumane) / İrfan Atasoy, Fatma Belgen, Yıldırım Gencer, Süleyman Turan, Bilal İnci / Action, Drama
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1974
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Dört Hergele (Four Beggars) / İrfan Atasoy, Gordon Mitchell, Richard Harrison, Feri Cansel, Altan Günbay, Erol Taş, Yavuz Selekman, Sami Tunç / Action, Crime / Turkish-Italian co production.
*Komando Behçet (Behçet the Commando) / Behçet Nacar, Kazım Kartal, Emel Özden, Altan Günbay, Danyal Topatan / Action, Adventure
*Öpme Sev (Don’t Kiss but Love) / Behçet Nacar, Emel Özden, Sami Hazinses, Maria Luiza, Senih Orkan / Violent Action,Adventure
*Sev Beni Behçet (Love Me Behçet) / Behçet Nacar, Gülgün Erdem, Anuşka, Özden Yüce, Yonca Yücel / Violent Action, Adventure
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1975
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*O’nun Hikayesi (Story of O) / Melek Görgün, Kuzey Vargın, Ünsal Emre, Romina Terry, Kenan Pars / Erotic
*Sarı Necmiye-İt Adası (Blonde Necmiye-Island of the Dogs) / Feri Cansel, Salih Kırmızı,Nevin Nuray, Yusuf Sezer, Danyal Topatan / Drama
*Tokmak Nuri (Drumstick Nuri) / Sermet Serdengeçti, Gülgün Erdem, Özden Yüce, Anuşka, Yeşim Yükselen / Erotic Comedy
*Turhanoğlu Çal Hasan (Turhanoglu Cal Hasan) / Serdar Gökhan, Melek Ayberk, Kadir Savun, Ekrem Gökkaya / Epic Adventure
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1976
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*Afilli Delikanlı (Attractive Adolescent) / Tanju Korel, Sevda Karaca, Ceyda Karahan, Sami Tunç / Action, Crime
*Kadı Han (Kadı Khan) / Behçet Nacar, Zuhal Ardahan, Necla Fide, Yeşim Yükselen, Kazım Kartal / Epic Adventure
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1977
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*Tatlı Melek (Sweet Angel) / Arzu Okay, Salih Kırmızı, Bilal İnci, Nejat Gürçen, Zeki Alpan / Erotic Drama
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1978
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*Biyonik Ali Futbolcu (Bionic Ali the Soccer Player) / Aydemir Akbaş, Meral Deniz, Yüksel Gözen, Renan Fosforoğlu / Fantastic Sex Comedy
*Hedefte Vuruşanlar (Fighters in the Target) / Ünsal Emre, Karaca Kaan, Mahmut Danışman, Rıdvan Tepari / Action, Crime
*Ölüm Çemberi (Circle of Death) / Salih Güney, Zerrin Egeliler, Müge Güler, Sema Yıldız, Oktar Durukan / Thriller, Erotic Drama
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1979
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*Kalleş Adam (No Mercy Man) / Kazım Kartal, Karaca Kaan, Süleyman Turan, Oktar Durukan / Action, Adventure
*Karpuzcu (Water Melon Man) / Behçet Nacar, Dilber Ay, Ahmet Ündağ, Ata Saka / Action Adventure / Adapted from Richard Fleischer‘s film Mr. Majestyk (Charles Bronson).
*Süper Selami (Super Selami / Selami the Superman) / Aydemir Akbaş, Dilber Ay, Müge Güler, Muharrem Gürses / Super Hero, Fantastic Sex Comedy
*Tatlı İstanbul Geceleri (Sweet Istanbul Nights) / Aydemir Akbaş, Begüm Bahar, Karaca Kaan, Meral Banu / Sex Comedy
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1980
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*Akrep (Scorpion) / Behçet Nacar, Ayfer Özcan, Süheyl Eğriboz, Giray Alpan, Arap Celal / Action, Crime
*Berduş (Street Trash) / Behçet Nacar, Ayfer Özcan, Baki Tamer, Ata Saka, Baykal Kent / Action, Crime

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1981
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*Kader Arkadaşı (Friend of My Fate) / Cüneyt Arkın, Erol Taş, Deniz Akbulut, Levent Çakır, Yaprak Onur / Action, Drama
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1982
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*Kanije Kalesi (Kanije Castle) / Cüneyt Arkın, Melike Zobu, Lütfi Seyfullah, Yavuz Selekman, Tuncer Necmioğlu / Epic Adventure
*Son Akın (The Last Raid) / Cüneyt Arkın, Melike Zobu, Berhan Şimşek, Pembe Mutlu, Muhterem Nur / Epic Adventure
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1883
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*Gül Ağacı (The Rose Tree) / Ümit Tokcan, Bahar Öztan, Kazım Kartal, İhsan Yüce / Musical Drama
*Kobra (Cobra) / Behçet Nacar, Zerrin Doğan, Ahmet Ündağ, Kazım Kartal, Nur Ay, Şelale Demir / Violent Western, Action Adventure
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1984
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*Çare Sende Allahım (You are the Only Hope My God) / Müslüm Gürses, Neşe Aksoy, Behçet Nacar, Kazım Kartal, Hikmet Taşdemir, Şelale Demir / Musical Drama
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1985
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*Güldür Yüzümü (Make Me Happy) / Müslüm Gürses, Filiz Ersürer, Leyla Önder, Meral Boduroğlu, Kazım Kartal / Musical Drama
*İkizler (Twins) / Müslüm Gürses, Behçet Nacar, Nilgün Saraylı, Merih Fırat, Muhterem Nur / Musical Drama, Action
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1986
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*Küskünüm (Miffed) / Müslüm Gürses, Behçet Nacar, Muhterem Nur, Ergun Köknar / Musical Drama
*Sevmek Neye Yarar (What’s the Importance of Love?) / Yılmaz Zafer, Nilgün Saraylı, Behçet Nacvar, İhsan Yüce, Yeşim Yükselen / Action, Drama
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1987
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*Donanmanın Gülü (Rose of the Navy) / Feridun Karakaya, Nilgün Saraylı, Hulusi Kentmen, Hüseyin Kutman / Drama, Comedy
*Talihsizler (Unluckies) / Müslüm Gürses, Behçet Nacar, Şelale Demir, Merih Fırat, Ergun Köknar / Musical Drama
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1989
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*Afacan (The Kid) / İlyas Salman, Behçet Nacar, Neriman Köksal, Suzan Avcı, Ergun Köknar / Family Drama
*Gülom (My Darling Gülo) / Güler Işık, Ali Karagöz, Hülya Erçel, Şahin Nacar, Erol Taş, Kazım Kartal / Family Drama, Musical
*Kınalı Hanzo (Hanzo with Henna) /İlyas Salman, Behçet Nacar, Nermin Deniz, Kazım Kartal / Comedy, Drama
*Şah Mat (Check Mate) / Faruk Peker, Şehnaz Dilan, Arzu Aydın, Salih Kırmızı / Drama
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1990
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*Afacan Ateş Parçası (Kid the Piece of Fire) / İsmet Özhan, FilizTaçbaş, Şahin Nacar, Murat Soydan / Family Drama
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1994
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*Afacan Tatlı Bela (Kid the Sweet Trouble) / Murat Soydan, Nazan Saatçi, Behçet Nacar, Süreyya Mertoğlu / Family Drama

Yazar hakkında: Murat Tolga Şen

Çocukluğu Samsun'da eniştesinin müdürü olduğu sinemada film izleyerek, film parçalarına oyuncak merceğinde bakarak geçti. 2005 yılının sonunda "Öteki Sinema" yı kurdu. Beyazperde, Cinedergi ve Medyaradar'da yazıyor. Motor, yelken ve fotoğraf tutkunu... Film izlemeyi ve filmler hakkında yazmayı herşeyden daha çok seviyor.

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