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Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masali / The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)

The story begins in an Eastern Turkey border city. The conditions are hard and a A black market trader tries to afford his family while fighting with his alcohol and gambling habit. He often crosses the Acerbaijan border to bring goods and sells in Turkey. He always wonders ”how can I become rich already?”

The director Ben Hopkins benefits from the deep character anaylsis of British movies. Every character is portrayed very clearly ; they express themselves with strong personal expressions.

The performance of every single actor, brings the movie closer to the perfection. The Eastern accent is spoken so well and fluently that the viewer feels warm and more familiar to the culture and social interaction in the area.

The kindness and tenderness of the wife to the struggling husband. The competition between the local traders.A child hearted elderly tired of life. Excitement of winning and dissapointment of losing. At the end of every day a hand reaches out to a cold beer stored outside the kitchen window. The click and the sip..

A joyful movie


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