The Messenger

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The Messenger

Director: Cagan Irmak

Cast: Cetin Tekindor (Hunting Season, My Father and Son), Humeyra (My Father and Son, The Europian Side TV Series), Yetkin Dikinciler (Nazim Hikmet Blue Eyed Giant, My Father and Son), Serif Sezer (Asmali Konak TV Series, The Way)

Year of Production: 2008

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Part-fantasy, past religious epic, Cagan Irmak’s film underlines the importance of being true to oneself, even if life’s circumstances turn against you.  Zekeriya, a doctor (Cetin Tekindor) who visits a village and begins to tell mysterious stories of the past, present and future to a group of children and adults. The stories focus on the power of God, the importance of remaining true to oneself and the need to overcome tyranny. The center of his tales is a crippled character Murad (Omer Husnu Turat) who possesses some kind of spiritual power despite his disability.

Festivals & Awards: Istanbul Intl. F.F. – Winner People’s Choice Award (National Competition)