Vizontele Tuuba: A Turkish Comedy-Drama Film Set in the 1980s
Vizontele Tuuba is a 2004 Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, and starring Erdoğan, Tarık Akan, Altan Erkekli, Tuba Ünsal, and Cem Yılmaz. It is the sequel to the 2001 film Vizontele, which was also written and directed by Erdoğan. The film tells the story of a small town in southeastern Turkey in the 1980s, where the arrival of a television crew causes a stir among the locals. The film also deals with the political and social issues of the time, such as the Kurdish conflict, the military coup, and the rise of Islamism.
The film begins with a flashback to 1980, when a military coup takes place in Turkey. The town of Hakkari, where the film is set, is under martial law, and many people are arrested or killed by the soldiers. Among them is Deli Emin (Erdoğan), a mentally unstable man who loves cinema and dreams of becoming a director. He is tortured and imprisoned by the military for his involvement in a protest against the coup.
The film then jumps to 1982, when Deli Emin is released from prison and returns to Hakkari. He finds out that his father (Akan), who runs a movie theater, has died of a heart attack. He also learns that his father had bought a television set for the town, which he had named Vizontele (a portmanteau of "vision" and "television"). However, the television is broken and no one knows how to fix it. Deli Emin decides to take over his father's business and repair the television.
Meanwhile, a television crew from Istanbul arrives in Hakkari to shoot a documentary about the town and its people. The crew consists of Yılmaz (Yılmaz), a cynical and arrogant director; Zeynep (Ünsal), a beautiful and naive reporter; and Murat (Erkekli), a veteran cameraman. They are greeted by Nazmi (Salih Kalyon), the mayor of Hakkari, who hopes that the documentary will improve the image of his town and attract more tourists. Nazmi assigns his son Saffet (Tolga Çevik) to be the guide and translator for the crew.
The crew soon discovers that Hakkari is not an easy place to work in. They face various difficulties and dangers, such as hostile soldiers, suspicious villagers, land mines, power outages, and cultural clashes. They also encounter many colorful characters, such as Güner (Demet Akbağ), a widow who runs a tea house; Fikri (İlyas Salman), a barber who loves poetry; Hacı (Erdal Tosun), a religious leader who opposes television; and Tuuba (Binnur Kaya), a mysterious woman who lives in a cave.
As the crew spends more time in Hakkari, they begin to change their attitudes and perspectives. Yılmaz becomes more humble and compassionate; Zeynep falls in love with Deli Emin; and Murat reconnects with his Kurdish roots. They also witness the hardships and joys of the people of Hakkari, who are struggling to cope with the changes brought by modernity and politics.
Vizontele Tuuba was a critical and commercial success in Turkey. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised its humor, emotion, social commentary, and performances. It also won several awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Erdoğan), Best Actress (Ünsal), Best Supporting Actor (Yılmaz), Best Supporting Actress (Akbağ), Best Screenplay, Best Music, and Best Editing at the 41st Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. It was also selected as Turkey's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
The film was also popular among audiences, becoming one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of all time. It sold over 3.5 million tickets and earned over 20 million Turkish liras at the box office. It also spawned a television series, Vizontele Tuuba: The Series, which aired on ATV from 2005 to 2006.
If you want to watch Vizontele Tuuba in high definition, you can download it from the following links:
[Wild Snowdrop]: This site offers a free download of the film in 720p HD quality, with English subtitles. You need to register and join the group "mysite-231-group" to access the download link.
[SoundCloud]: This site offers an online player that streams the film in 720p HD quality, with Turkish audio. You need to have a SoundCloud account and follow the user "OssiOfipo" to access the player.
[SoundCloud]: This site offers another online player that streams the film in 720p HD quality, with Turkish audio. You need to have a SoundCloud account and follow the user "Inordisdzu" to access the player.