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Yavuz Turgul is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer Turquee born on 5 april 1946 at Istanbul (Turquie)

Yavuz Turgul

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Nationality Turquie
Birth 5 april 1946 (73 years) at Istanbul (Turquie)

Yavuz Turgul (born April 5, 1946 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, who is best known for his box-office hit The Bandit (1996) and who has won the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay four times for Abbas in Flower (1982), The Agha (1985), Mr. Muhsin (1987) and The Shadow Play (1992); Golden Oranges for Best Film for Mr. Muhsin (1987) and 2nd Best Film for Gölge Oyunu (1992); and a Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award.

Biography

Yavuz Turgul graduated from the Istanbul University Institute of Journalism and worked as a journalist for six years for Ses magazine before he began to write scripts. He achieved early success in the late 70s and early 80s with scripts for a series of popular comedy productions from producer-director Ertem Eğilmez and director Kartal Tibet including Tosun Paşa (1976), Sultan (1978) and Hababam Sınıfı Güle Güle (1981).

He went on to greater success in the 80s by winning the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay for Abbas in Flower (1982), directed by Sinan Çetin, making his directorial debut with Fahriye Abla (1984) and winning the Golden Orange for Best Screenplay a second time for The Agha (1985), directed by Nesli Çölgeçen before cementing his success by winning Golden Oranges for Best Film and Best Screenplay as well as prizes at film festivals in Istanbul and San Sebastián for his second directorial effort Mr. Muhsin (1987), which according to Rekin Teksoy, "is considered his most important film."

In the 90s he continued with The Unforgettable Director of Love Movies (1990) and The Shadow Play (1992), for which he won Golden Oranges for 2nd Best Film and Best Screenplay, before achieving his greatest box office success to date with the popular The Bandit (1996), which according to Rekin Teksoy, "brought in Turkish audiences back into their seats," and made him,"a pioneer of the box-office hits during this period," as well as the recipient of the Golden Dolphin at the Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival.

He returned following a long absence with Lovelorn (2005), which won the Queens Spirit Award, and wrote For Love and Honor (2007), directed by Ömer Vargı, which was released the same year he received a Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award. His latest film Hunting Season is set for release on December 3, 2010.

He was married to Turkish actress Itır Esen, with whom he has 2 children.

Usually with

Şener Şen
Şener Şen
(9 films)
Uğur Yücel
Uğur Yücel
(2 films)
Kamran Usluer
Kamran Usluer
(1 films)
Erkan Oğur
Erkan Oğur
(1 films)
Özkan Uğur
Özkan Uğur
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yavuz Turgul (9 films)

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Director

Hunting Season, 3h
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Origin Turquie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Şener Şen, Cem Yılmaz, Çetin Tekindor, Melisa Sözen, Okan Yalabık
Rating73% 3.699063.699063.699063.699063.69906
Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, who might have killed her for honor, her drug-dealing boyfriend and aged billionaire Battal (Çetin Tekindor) who had taken the victim as his second wife.
Lovelorn
Lovelorn (2005)
, 2h18
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama
Actors Şener Şen, Meltem Cumbul, Timuçin Esen, Sümer Tilmaç
Rating77% 3.8981953.8981953.8981953.8981953.898195
Nazım, a primary school teacher, returns to Istanbul from his posting in the east . He temporarily takes on a job as a taxi driver with the help of his friend Atakan. One night he picks up Dünya, a singer at a club and after striking up a friendship, becomes her driver. While Nazım is waiting for Dünya to finish her performance one night, she is attacked by a man. Dünya is injured, and is rushed to the hospital by Nazım.
The Bandit
The Bandit (1996)
, 2h1
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel, Kamran Usluer, Özkan Uğur
Rating82% 4.1487954.1487954.1487954.1487954.148795
After serving a 35-year jail sentence, Baran (played by Şener Şen), an eşkıya (a bandit, a haydut in Turkish), is released from prison in a town in Eastern Turkey. When returning to the home village he witness the fact that the world has changed dramatically during those years, with the village itself underwater after the construction of a dam. Then he also finds out that the person who masterminded the betrayal that brought him to jail was Berfo (Kamuran Usluer), a friend who had once been closer to him than a brother. In order to snare Keje (Sermin Şen), Baran's sweetheart, Berfo seized his best friend's gold and had Baran arrested by the gendarmes on Mountain Cudi. Then Berfo purchased Keje from her father against her will, and disappeared. According to rumor, he is in Istanbul.
Mr. Muhsin
Mr. Muhsin (1987)
, 2h25
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama
Actors Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel
Rating85% 4.296954.296954.296954.296954.29695
Ali Nazik seeks help from producer Muhsin Kanadikirik to become a Türkücü (a folk singer). Muhsin who is a fan of Müzeyyen Senar and Safiye Ayla is against Arabesque type music that is favored by him. Muhsin eventually relents and takes him under his wing and they work together to make Nazik a star.

Scriptwriter

Hunting Season, 3h
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Origin Turquie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Şener Şen, Cem Yılmaz, Çetin Tekindor, Melisa Sözen, Okan Yalabık
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.699063.699063.699063.699063.69906
Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, who might have killed her for honor, her drug-dealing boyfriend and aged billionaire Battal (Çetin Tekindor) who had taken the victim as his second wife.
For Love and Honour, 2h20
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Şener Şen, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Aslı Tandoğan
Roles Writer
Rating77% 3.898633.898633.898633.898633.89863
Ali Osman is a retired Kabadayı (old school gangster) who learns that he has a son Murat. Murat works in a bar and his girlfriend Karaca also works there as a singer. Murat has a run-in with a Mob Boss named Devran who tries to shut down the place. From that moment on, Devran swears to avenge Murat and Karaca and it is up to Ali Osman to protect them.
Lovelorn
Lovelorn (2005)
, 2h18
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama
Actors Şener Şen, Meltem Cumbul, Timuçin Esen, Sümer Tilmaç
Roles Writer
Rating77% 3.8981953.8981953.8981953.8981953.898195
Nazım, a primary school teacher, returns to Istanbul from his posting in the east . He temporarily takes on a job as a taxi driver with the help of his friend Atakan. One night he picks up Dünya, a singer at a club and after striking up a friendship, becomes her driver. While Nazım is waiting for Dünya to finish her performance one night, she is attacked by a man. Dünya is injured, and is rushed to the hospital by Nazım.
The Bandit
The Bandit (1996)
, 2h1
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel, Kamran Usluer, Özkan Uğur
Roles Writer
Rating82% 4.1487954.1487954.1487954.1487954.148795
After serving a 35-year jail sentence, Baran (played by Şener Şen), an eşkıya (a bandit, a haydut in Turkish), is released from prison in a town in Eastern Turkey. When returning to the home village he witness the fact that the world has changed dramatically during those years, with the village itself underwater after the construction of a dam. Then he also finds out that the person who masterminded the betrayal that brought him to jail was Berfo (Kamuran Usluer), a friend who had once been closer to him than a brother. In order to snare Keje (Sermin Şen), Baran's sweetheart, Berfo seized his best friend's gold and had Baran arrested by the gendarmes on Mountain Cudi. Then Berfo purchased Keje from her father against her will, and disappeared. According to rumor, he is in Istanbul.
Mr. Muhsin
Mr. Muhsin (1987)
, 2h25
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama
Actors Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel
Roles Writer
Rating85% 4.296954.296954.296954.296954.29695
Ali Nazik seeks help from producer Muhsin Kanadikirik to become a Türkücü (a folk singer). Muhsin who is a fan of Müzeyyen Senar and Safiye Ayla is against Arabesque type music that is favored by him. Muhsin eventually relents and takes him under his wing and they work together to make Nazik a star.
The Broken Landlord, 1h41
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Şener Şen, Ayla Arslancan
Roles Writer
Rating86% 4.3477754.3477754.3477754.3477754.347775
Abbas in Flower, 1h27
Directed by Sinan Çetin
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors İlyas Salman, Şener Şen, Ayşen Gruda
Roles Writer
Rating80% 4.0476554.0476554.0476554.0476554.047655
Tosun Pasha
Origin Turquie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Kemal Sunal, Şener Şen, Adile Naşit, Ayşen Gruda, Müjde Ar, Sıtkı Akçatepe
Roles Writer
Rating89% 4.498034.498034.498034.498034.49803
The film is set in Ottoman-ruled Egypt in the 19th century. Two noble families are fighting for a lucrative parcel of land called the Green Valley. One family, led by Lütfü (Şener Şen) after his father becomes insane after receiving a harsh blow at the head, fears that they are falling behind in the bidding after the local governor's daughter (Müjde Ar) chooses to wed someone from the rival family, so they get their butler, Şaban (Kemal Sunal), to pretend to be the general-governor Tosun Paşa and turn the tide. Şaban, acting as Tosun Paşa tries to influence the governor into giving the Green Valley to Lütfü's family and have his daughter, Leyla, marry Lütfü. However, after seeing Leyla for the first time Şaban tries to woo Leyla, and after a quarrel with Lütfü, it is agreed that Lütfü keeps the Green Valley and Şaban gets Leyla. Meanwhile, the real Tosun Paşa arrives disguised as his brother Ibrahim Paşa to find out why someone has usurped his name. When all is discovered at the wedding, there is a large and iconic fight between the rival families, guests, and locals.

Producer

The Bandit
The Bandit (1996)
, 2h1
Directed by Yavuz Turgul
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Şener Şen, Uğur Yücel, Kamran Usluer, Özkan Uğur
Roles Executive producer
Rating82% 4.1487954.1487954.1487954.1487954.148795
After serving a 35-year jail sentence, Baran (played by Şener Şen), an eşkıya (a bandit, a haydut in Turkish), is released from prison in a town in Eastern Turkey. When returning to the home village he witness the fact that the world has changed dramatically during those years, with the village itself underwater after the construction of a dam. Then he also finds out that the person who masterminded the betrayal that brought him to jail was Berfo (Kamuran Usluer), a friend who had once been closer to him than a brother. In order to snare Keje (Sermin Şen), Baran's sweetheart, Berfo seized his best friend's gold and had Baran arrested by the gendarmes on Mountain Cudi. Then Berfo purchased Keje from her father against her will, and disappeared. According to rumor, he is in Istanbul.