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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Descent (2005) 4.5/5

    2008-04-30 22:50
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    Rewatched this fabulous horror movie. Search the blog to see my earlier post on the movie.

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  • Show the reviewHide the review4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (2007) 4.5/5

    2008-03-23 12:12
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    One of the best movies I have seen lately. A woman trying to have abortion illegally and a friend helping her. Actions in the slow-paced movie, the 'feast' scene in the middle and the last dinner scene are awesome. Highly recommended.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAaah Belinda (1986) 4.5/5

    2007-09-18 00:40
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    This is a great Turkish movie by the director Atif Yilmaz (RIP). I decided to buy and rewatch the movie after seeing the DVD release. A must see!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLola + Bilidikid (1999) 4.5/5

    2007-07-07 18:35
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    Homophobia and dilemmas of the Turkish emigrants in Germany: conservative and gay/transgender issues. Great movie!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDegirmen (1986) 4.5/5

    2007-07-07 18:34
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    I'm a big fan of Atil Yilmaz movies and I love this one. This is a great Turkish black comedy movie featuring Sener Sen.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Joy Luck Club (1993) 4.5/5

    2007-05-19 00:15
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    This is the movie adaptation of Amy Tan's awesome novel (can we call this a novel?). Well, what can I say! Wow! This is a freaking awesome adaptation and movie. Highly recommended.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Meaning of Life (1983) 4.5/5

    2007-05-07 18:31
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    Monty Python is a phenomenon and I love the series and the movies. These are movies with immense sarcasm, highly recommended!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewPianiste, La (2001) 4.5/5

    2006-05-07 18:52
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    Bir oyuncu rolüne bu kadar mı yakışır? Isabelle Huppert'in oynadığı bu film izlediğim en güzel birkaç filmden birisi. Devamını buradan okuyun.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewScaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007) 4/5

    2008-04-07 16:56
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    Quite challenging movie because you are forced to watch the movie from a canted frame most of the time. The story of a guy, who has locked-in syndrome after a stroke (audience-character point of views are pretty similar, eh? We are paralized sitting in the dark room as well). Anyway, a very good movie that manages to tell the story while avoiding emotional exploitation.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDüttürü dünya (1988) 4/5

    2008-04-07 16:55
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    Awesome!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLife of Brian (1979) 4/5

    2008-04-03 17:00
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    Rewatched Life of Brian together with friends from university. A true masterpiece - I love this movie :)

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEagle vs Shark (2007) 4/5

    2008-03-27 12:02
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    Awesome and candid movie about two weird people and their affection to each other. In other words, this is an extraordinary romantic comedy with video games, high school revenge, and odd things. Highly recommended!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAn American Werewolf in London (1981) 4/5

    2008-03-02 01:21
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    Classic horror/comedy movie! It has been a while since I watched some cult horror movie, and it was great pleasure. Some mild gore with fun horror.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewRed Without Blue (2007) 4/5

    2008-02-29 00:42
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    A documentary on male identical twins. One of them turns out to be gay when he grows up. And the other one is a transgendered, who eventually goes through a sexual reattribution operation. Although at some points the movie sort of tries to convey a journalistic sentimentalism, I thought it was quite successful. The relationships of these twins with their parents as well as other people they know are portrayed quite successfully and sincerely.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewZona, La (2007) 4/5

    2008-02-28 00:37
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    A very interesting movie and highly recommended. I would really prefer to see more insight on the part of the protagonist kid Alejandro - which is sacrificed for a slow-paced series of actions that go nowhere.

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  • Show the reviewHide the review13 Tzameti (2005) 4/5

    2008-02-18 01:01
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    I have to say... The movie has a pretty interesting story. The irony and absurdity of the violence in the movie is what I loved about it.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBeowulf (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-19 18:17
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    Great adaptation of an epic. More comments here

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewXala (1975) 4/5

    2007-12-07 01:58
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    A very interesting Senegal movie that deals with the issues of tradition vs colonialism/alienation and corruption. Very good indeed.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAuf der anderen Seite (2007) 4/5

    2007-11-19 00:26
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    Quite good movie. I don't have much to say as this is not the sort of movie I can type something easily. A short post will come shortly.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTimecode (2000) 4/5

    2007-11-01 03:37
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    Four cameras simulataneously filming four different things, or sometimes the same things from different points of views. Interesting but damn tiring!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Simpsons Movie (2007) 4/5

    2007-08-08 16:26
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    Ok... We all love The Simpsons etc etc... And this movie includes The Simpsons school of irony, sarcasm and comedy, but this is not as good as the series. I understand that it's hard to turn a 20 minute show into a full-length cinema movie, but still, it's not the best Simpsons story that could ever be filmed... Still, I'll give a high rating because I'm a fan of The Simpsons :)

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFreaks (1932) 4/5

    2007-05-08 03:18
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    There are a few kinds of styles under horror genre: some make you frightened and some make you disturb. This is a freaking awesome example of the latter case. Bizarre and disturbing

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Last House on the Left (1972) 4/5

    2007-05-07 18:33
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    Wes Craven... Sexual humiliation, castration, revenge, gore and more! What else does a horror movie freak want? :)

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSherlock Jr. (1924) 4/5

    2006-11-06 19:40
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    Filmi okulda bir derste izledim. İzlediğim en keyifli filmlerden birisi olduğu kesin. Filmle ilgili beni birkaç şey şaşırttı. Birincisi diğer sessiz filmlere kıyasla görsellik kullanılarak daha çok şeyin anlatılabildiğini gördüm. İkincisi ise, günümüz Hollywood sinemasının olmazsa olmazı olan spectacle kullanımı: Araba takip sahneleri, o günün morfozu denilebilecek teknikler, vs. Diğeri ise filmin sonlarına doğru olan bir sahnede bulunuyor. Kahramanımız sinema perdesinde gördüklerini tekrar ediyor ve sevdiği kıza sevgisini gösteriyor. Ne kadar da doğru: filmler gerçekten de çok etkiliyor bizleri. Kesinlikle bir başyapıt!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewYazgı (2001) 4/5

    2006-08-14 21:07
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    Zeki Demirkubuz'un"Karanlık Üstüne Öyküler" üçlemesinin birincisi olan bu film Albert Camus'nün Yabancı adlı romanından esinlenerek yapılmış çok güzel bir film. Bartleby benzeri, onun için hiçbir şey fark etmeyen ('benim için fark etmez') bir karakter ve işlemediği bir cinayetten suçlanması öncesi ve sonrası olan durgun yaşamı. Annesinin ölümü sonrası üzülmemesi, aksine rahatlık hissetmesi ile tuhaf bir insan olarak görülen Musa, yaşamın gizine sahip.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMonty Python & the Holy Grail in Lego (2001) 4/5

    2006-07-07 19:53
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail'deki bir sekansın legolarla yapılmış hali. Birkaç dakikalık çok güzel bir film.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTransamerica (2005) 4/5

    2006-06-07 19:18
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    Hollywood'da değil ancak Amerika'da güzel filmler de çekiliyor. Bağımsız olan bu film, transseksüel bir annenin (ya da eski babanın) çocuğuyla tanışması ve sonrasını andırıyor. Transseksüel, transvestiler ve eşcinseller hakkında bize söylenen ve gösterilen onların sapık olduğudur. Bu durum, üvey babanın pedofili olması durumuyla sorgulanıyor. Bir çocuk ne olursa olsun, ailesine mi aittir? Aile kurumu nedir peki? İlle kadın ve erkekten mi oluşur? Dikkatli bakarsanız, bu soruların suratınıza bir tokat gibi indiğini göreceksiniz.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBartleby (2001) 4/5

    2006-05-07 18:51
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    Kısa yorum yazmamayı tercih ederim. buradan okuyun.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewPolyester (1981) 4/5

    2006-04-27 19:12
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    A movie starring Glen Milstead aka Divine. Well, cult!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Ballad of Little Jo (1993) 4/5

    2006-04-07 18:45
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    Bir kadın olarak yaşamak için tek şansınız evlenmek ya da fahişe olmaksa, hangisini seçerdiniz? Josephine (Jo) erkek kılığına girmeyi seçiyor. Erkek ya da kadın olmakla ilgili bildiğimiz her şeyin sosyal yapılar olduğunu gözümüze sokan bağımsız ve feminist bir film.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Dead (1987) 4/5

    2006-03-07 17:58
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    James Joyce'un aynı adlı öyküsünden oldukça güzel bir uyarlama. Öyküdekilerin başarılı bir şekilde beyazperdeye taşındığını görmek çok güzel. Görülmesi gereken bir film.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSen de Gitme (1995) 4/5

    2006-03-07 17:56
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    Ayla Kutlu'nun öyküsünden güzel bir Tunç Başaran filmi. Bir sene önce izlediğimde de çok sevmiştim, öyküyü okudukdan sonra izlediğimde de. Savaş karşıtlığı gibi bazı konuların masumlaştırılması dışında oldukça güzel bir film.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTersine dünya (1993) 3.5/5

    2008-05-04 22:46
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    Watched this movie when I was a kid and haven't had the chance to watch this since then. This is a very interesting movie adapted from a Kemal Tahir novel. The title literally means "reversed world" - and the movie shows us a world dominated by women, etc.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewJacob's Ladder (1990/I) 3.5/5

    2008-05-03 22:42
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    Interesting movie. I was expecting something better though. But anyway, overall a good story told in a good way.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMean Creek (2004) 3.5/5

    2008-03-30 12:06
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    A highschool revenge movie, where the bully is taken to a boat. But things go out of control, and so on. This could be a better movie if they removed the "oh my god, what have we done!" part, and if they focused more on the travel, etc.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewGlass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-02-29 00:40
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    An episodic documentary on the contemporary composer Philip Glass. I don't really like these kind of documentaries as they tend to draw upon the romantic artist ideal, which is a lie. The movie won't make you think that Glass is a true emotional hero, who is also a genius. Well, he might be, but the thing is, the movie does in fact portray a real-life Glass in his domestic as well as professional life with very interesting things to see. Recommended if you are into contemporary music and/or Glass.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewPersepolis (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-12-10 02:01
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    Great animation. However, there are a couple of little problems that I thought that was problematical. The language and the title of the movie to be precise... Alexander founded the city Persepolis, and the story in Iran is set in Tehran... And even the policemen in Iran speak French... Ok, the grown-up Marjane is narrating the story so language use is justified, but what about the title? Looking at Iran from European perspective? Just some food for thought, but great story indeed.

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  • Show the reviewHide the review30 Days of Night (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-11-24 22:43
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    I was pretty satisfied with this vampire flick. Please check the post

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLogan's Run (1976) 3.5/5

    2007-11-18 00:17
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    Nice sci-fi movie with nice touches on how minds are governed with myths we are born into.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMerak/Couriosity 3.5/5

    2007-11-05 03:47
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    A short movie on camera and cinema - on the couriosity of mankind - by my lecturers. A movie, where no cameras are used... I liked the way the movie was done and all that.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMaking a Splash (1984) 3.5/5

    2007-11-01 03:36
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    A short movie by Peter Greenaway that I watched for a course. A movie on water-human relationship, etc.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewInsaat (2003) 3.5/5

    2007-08-27 19:09
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    An interesting Turkish movie, where things go out of control, sort of. Not that great but has a nice narration.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTransformers (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-07-25 16:29
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    If you were a child in the late 80s and early 90s, I bet you love Transformers. I went to see the long-awaited movie and I liked it. Sure, I'm sick of all those high-tech CGI effects and all but, hey, don't we all adore Optimus Prime? :) Anyway, it's one of those inter-generic movies: a love story, action, good-evil, nerd-jerk, fight scenes and so on. The movie doesn't offer more than what meets the eye, but go watch it!

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFetten Jahre sind vorbei, Die (2004) 3.5/5

    2007-06-28 12:02
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    All I know is Turkish dubbed version sucked. Overall, good movie.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewRat Race (2001) 3.5/5

    2007-03-21 19:54
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    Çok absürt ve çok güzel. Televizyonda şans eseri yakaladığım filmin başlarındaki bir kısmı kaçırdım. DVD'yi edinip tamamını izleyeceğim en kısa zamanda. Gerçekten başarılı bir komedi filmi. Sonunda 'dikkat mesaj geliyor' bölümü biraz baysa da yine de güzel.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThey Live (1988) 3.5/5

    2006-10-25 16:17
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    İzlediğim en güzel bilimkurgu filmlerinden birisi. John Carpenter'dan kapitalizm ve devlet üzerine bir aksiyon filmi :)

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewC Blok (1994) 3.5/5

    2006-08-23 10:07
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    Demirkubuz'dan etkileyici bir film: Bir kadın, hizmetçisi ve kapıcının oğlunu yatağında sevişirken yakalar. Arkasından ise yaşamında bir şeylerin eksik olduğunu fark eder... Demirkubuz'un diğer filmleri kadar iyi olmasa da, yine de çok güzel bir film.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTabutta Rövaşata (1996) 3.5/5

    2006-08-17 13:18
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    Farklı, samimi ve etkili bir Derviş Zaim filmi.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewİtiraf (2002) 3.5/5

    2006-08-14 21:23
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    Zeki Demirkubuz'un"Karanlık Üstüne Öyküler" üçlemesinin ikinci filmi. Diğer izlediğim üç Demirkubuz filmlerinin en kötüsü. Ancak hala çok güzel bir film. Keşke sinemada gösterimdeyken kaçırmasaydım bu filmi, ya da daha önce izleme fırsatı bulsaydım. Harun karakterine benziyorum bazı yönlerimle.

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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewPerro, El (2004) 3.5/5

    2006-08-12 21:41
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    Sempati duyabildiğimiz ve anlayabildiğimiz bir adam ve köpekle birlikte değişen yaşamı... Çok sıcak bir film. Sinemalarda gösterimdeyken izleyememiştim, kısmet bugüneymiş. Tavsiye!

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