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Directors: Ümit Ünal, Kudret Sabancı, Selim Demirdelen, Yücel Yolcu & Ömür Atay
Cast: Altan Erkekli, Mehmet Günsür, Çetin Tekindor, Azra Akın, Yelda Reynaud, Güven Kıraç, Nurgül Yeşilçay, İdil Üner, Fikret Kuşkan
Turkey, 2005
35 mm. / Color / 100’
Turkish; English s.t.

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İSTANBUL TELLS HER OWN FAIRY TALES... A GIPSY CLARINET PLAYER AS THE PIED PIPER, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AS A MOB COURIER WHO'S JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL... Cinderella, an ill-fated prostitute in love with an innocent youngster.... A princess, "the fairest of them all" escaping from her executioner encounters the eighth dwarf in the jungle that is Beyoğlu... A broke Kurdish youth who's just arrived in İstanbul, meets Sleeping Beauty... The five stories of İstanbul Tales, written by Ümit Ünal, are told with surprising integrity by five directors. These five separate stories are interconnected with mathematically well structured transitions. – Mehmet Bilâl

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