KILLING THE SHADOW

HACIVAT KARAGOZ NEDEN OLDURULDU

By Ezel AKAY

IFR A.S - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 134 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ezel AKAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Levent KAZAK, Ezel AKAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Bahadir ATAY (IFR), Serkan CAKARER (IFR)
    • Synopsis
    • What really happened in the year 1345, an unrecorded period of the last six months in the lives of two legendary Turkish stand-up comedians, Karagoz and Hacivat? They lived and died during the first clashes of the decaying Eastern Roman Empire and the first Ottomans of the 14th century Anatolia. This is a period when Christians, Jews, Muslims and their related heretical sects existed and were squeezed between the hordes of nomadic Turks and a corrupted Eastern Roman Empire. Their stories are adapted for traditional shadow theatre of the later Ottoman Empire, in modern Turkey and all over the Middle-East. Although the legend and truth about their tragic deaths have been twisted and distorted in time, their stingy humor still lingers on. A story about the tragedy and danger of humor and the humorist.
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