Ask Olumden Soguktur (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, Switzerland, Turkey  |  
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Based on a grim true story, this downbeat Turkish drama tells of a popular singer whose ex-husband disfigured her with acid and later, after serving a prison sentence, killed her. Belgin is beautiful, young and blonde. She is first seen belly dancing in a sleazy Istanbul bar while her mother taxi dances nearby. The place is raided and both mother and daughter are squired to jail, but as Belgin is shoved into the police wagon she is seen by the handsome Ali. An influential fellow, he gets Belgin and her mother released. Soon afterward wedding bells ring and Belgin discovers sexual joy with Ali. But while he is a gentle, passionate lover, Ali proves to be a stern husband who disapproves of her dancing. She then becomes a singer. At first she is frightened but her confidence and popularity grows quickly causing Ali to become jealous. He insists she prove her love and stop singing, but she defies him. In anger, Ali hurls acid at her, costing her an eye. He spends four years in prison and while gone, she becomes independent and more interested in punk music. Unfortunately, her newfound self-reliance is not enough to save her.



killing, investigation, murder