Where's Firuze?

Where's Firuze?
(Neredesin Firuze?)
Directed by Ezel Akay
Produced by Yonca Ertürk
Ezel Akay
Written by Levent Kazak
Starring Haluk Bilginer
Özcan Deniz
Demet Akbağ
Music by Sunay Özgür
Ender Akay
Cinematography Hayk Kirakosyan
Release date(s) 20 February 2004
Running time 120 mins.
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Where's Firuze? (Turkish: Neredesin Firuze?) is a 2004 Turkish musical comedy film directed by Ezel Akay and written by Levent Kazak.

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Plot

Hayri and Orhan who run Umut Müzik are two unsuccessful producers and when their latest artist Hamit Hayran fails, they are left heavily in debt. They pin their hopes on a singer from Germany called Ferhat Can. Ferhat enthusiastically arrives in Turkey and falls in love with a model Melek who he first sees on a billboard

Ferhat finishes recording at the studio, but they can't release his work because they can't afford the costs. They arrange for him to appear on a talk show (hosted by Çiğdem Tunç), but he is shafted for an established singer Tanju Gürsoy. He crashes onto the stage and manages to showcase his talent. A woman Firuze who watches him on TV is impressed by him and offers to help him become a star.

When Firuze doesn't show up for many days, Hayri and his men find out at the bank that she hadn't opened the account that she promised. Ferhat goes to her home, only to find out that she is mentally ill.

Hayri and his men are forced to accept a wedding assignment from their creditor Tayyar, which turns out to be between his son and Melek. When Melih and Ferhat takes the stage, Tayyar who had forbidden Melih to sing, is enraged and orders them to be killed. As they flee Tayyar's men, a food fight begins and the wedding is crashed.

Hayri and his men are left depressed by their failures. They make a suicide pact and try to commit suicide by swallowing a large amount of pills in their house. Hayri wakes up next day. He regrets that he actually didn't swallow the pills and spit them out secretly. He looks at the bodies of his friends and starts crying. However, all of his friends wakes up one by one and they start laughing. Surprised to see his friends alive, Hayri proclaims that they have been reborn and announces a new start.

Cast

  • Haluk Bilginer - Hayri
  • Özcan Deniz - Ferhat
  • Demet Akbağ - Firuze
  • Cem Özer - Orhan
  • Ruhi Sarı - Seyfi
  • Ragıp Savaş - Melih
  • Şebnem Dönmez - Melek
  • Uğur Uludağ - İbrahim
  • Ata Demirer - Hamit Hayran
  • Janset - Pacal
  • Güner Özkul - Neval Hemşire
  • Ahu Türkpençe - Ayşen
  • Kemal Gökhan Gürses - Osman
  • Rıza Sönmez - Kürşat
  • Zeynep Eronat - Sansar
  • Murat Akkoyunlu - Tatu
  • Ezel Akay - Kaveci

Guest stars/cameos

  • Ahmet Saraçoğlu - Doktor
  • Ayşin Zeren - Sirin
  • Bora Ayanoğlu - Tayyar
  • Çiğdem Tunç - Herself
  • Hasan Uzma - Gözlük
  • Erol Büyükburç - Smokin Farkut
  • Esin Afşar - Süreyya
  • Fatih Ürek - Emre Menekşe
  • Elfe Uluç - Süslü
  • Gamze Gözalan - Tumbul
  • Hamdi Alkan - Hoca
  • Semir Aslanyürek - Kahtalı Berber
  • Songül Ülkü - Alev
  • Tuncay Akça - Komik Tiyatrocu
  • Vural Bingöl - Kel
  • Derviş Zaim - Mahsun

Awards

The film won the following awards[1]

  • 16th Ankara Film Festival: Best Actress (Demet Akbağ), Best Screenplay (Mustafa Preşeva), Best Art Direction (Naz Erayda), Best Cinematography (Hayk Kirakosyan)
  • 12th ÇASOD Awards: Best Actress (Demet Akbağ)
  • 9th Sadri Alışık Awards: Best Actor (Haluk Bilginer), Best Actress (Demet Akbağ)
  • 26th SİYAD Awards: Best Actress (Demet Akbağ), Best Cinematography (Hayk Kirakosyan)

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