ISZTAMBUL

By Ferenc TÖRÖK

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Drama - Completed 2011

55 year-old Katalin flees her dysfunctional marriage and family and finds herself in Istanbul where newfound love ensures her emotions are liberated and a return to her old life is not possible.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • HUNGARY
    • Languages
    • HUNGARIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ferenc TÖRÖK
    • Writer(s)
    • Ferenc TÖRÖK
    • Producer(s)
    • Lászlo KÁNTOR
    • Synopsis
    • When JANOS, a popular 55 year old professor leaves home to have an affair with one of his students, nobody really bats an eye. But when his wife, KATALIN, first goes off the deep end and then hitchhikes out of the country to “find herself”, her family hits the roof and switches into high gear. First they call the police and file a missing person’s report, and then when she is found to be in Istanbul, teenage son (ZOLI) is sent to bring her back. Meanwhile his sister ZSOFI is fully occupied giving birth to the family’s first grandchild. It doesn’t occur to all of them that KATALIN may actually be doing very well without them. In the east meets west environment of this exotic city, KATALIN meets HAMIL, an out of town Muslim worker also away from his family. Both having something to share, they find an uneasy but touching relationship. When ZOLI finally catches up with his Mom, he discovers that she is a changed person. She isn’t happy to see him and has no interest in returning home with him. Ultimately he comes to see her as someone who may be happier to start a new life. Isn’t happiness what everyone in their family is seeking?
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