Masumiyet (1997)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Turkey  |  
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After murdering his married sister's lover, Yusuf (Guven Kirac) inflicted a wound on his sister which rendered her speechless. Released from prison 10 years later, he looks up his mute sister, now suffering abuse from a husband who beats her. Yusef moves into a seedy hotel, sharing a room with depressed alcoholic Bekir (Haluk Bilginer), a man occasionally intimate with Ugur (Derya Alabora), a nightclub singer who is in love with a multiple murderer serving a life sentence. Yusuf becomes friends with Bekir, but his efforts to help him go awry. Shown at the 1997 Venice Film Festival.



abuse, alcoholism, imprisonment, injury, lover, murder, mute, singer, sister