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The Turkish Movie Takva
1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 20 Jul 2008 Sun 04:39 am

An extremely devout Muslim man’s beliefs are upset by temptation and the modern world, causing his fear of God to quickly eat away at his senses.

Muharrem has worked quietly as a simple clerk for over 30 years in the same traditional Istanbul neighborhood where he was born. The humble introvert lives a solitary and meager existence of prayer and sexual abstinence, adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.

Muharrem’s extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leaders of a rich and powerful religious group. His acclaimed trustworthiness and conscientiousness inspire them to offer him an administrative post as rent collector for their numerous properties.

Provided with new clothes, a cell phone and a computer, Muharrem is thrown into the modern outside world he has successfully avoided for so long. His naive eyes are soon witness to conflict attitudes toward alcohol consumption and goodwill.

To his dismay, Muharrem becomes domineering and proud, eventually even inadvertently cheating in a business deal. To make matters worse, Muharrem’s inner peace is unnerved by the tormenting image of a seductive woman who tempts him in his dreams, both night and day.

Muharrem has built his life around being able to distinguish between carnal and spiritual values. But the balance of his devotion is now upset. His fear of God begins to eat away at his senses…


The cast:
ERKAN CAN [MUHARREM]

he is about 45. Immigrant from the Balkans. He is a naive and calm man. He lives in wooden house inheritated from his grandfather, alone since the loss of his mother, but yet attached to the rules of a family home. He works in an old khan, for Ali Bey who sell and buy sacks. He does all the work that does not need calculations. He is a follower of a tariqah organized in an old dergah. He is someone from before mass production and mass consumption. He doesn´t have any social relations apart of those needed for a practical life. In his existing social life, his behaviours are hierarchical. He has resolved the existence question with the idea of Allah and is devoted to the road shown. For this reason (we think that) he has expelled all relation with women from his life, but still needs sexuality. He has segmented the little life around him with the concepts of totally right and totally wrong, and has built his life on that. He wants to be a good man. He is obsessively attached to his ideas and to the sistem he has constructed.

2.       zettea
160 posts
 20 Jul 2008 Sun 08:47 am

Thanks for sharing Roswitha i hope i have a chance to watch it....

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