Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Turkish filmmaker Erdal Murat Aktas directs the slapstick comedy Runaway Mummy, which was a big box-office hit in Turkey. The caper plot involves a scheme to steal the mummy of Ramses IV by kidnapping archeologist Yahya (Ilhan Sesen). At the same time, gangster Cahit (Tarik Pabuccuoglu) wants the mummy's remains in order to concoct an aphrodisiac. However, the mummy is accidentally switched with another coffin. Meanwhile, smart cop Ahmet (played by Turkish pop star Teoman) pairs up with dumb cop Ekrem (Selami Sahin) to chase the robbers, but they mistakenly chase Ahmet's love interest, Fatima (Nurgul Yesilcay), instead. Runaway Mummy was shown at the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival.
aphrodisiac, archaeology, mummy, robbery