Tosun Pasa (1976)
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Kemal Sunal (aka The king of Turkish absurd), Sener Sen, and all others infamous for their fun, have some kind of acting in Kartal Tibet's unforgettable masterpiece.
So-and-so, other Turkish movies like this, include: Davaro (1981), Inek Saban (1978), The Dunce Class on Vacation (1977), Kibar Feyzo (1978), and Hababam sinifi (1975).
First i can say during the one a half hour my brain is totally shocked for the jokes who are very simples and pleasurable. It' s not a sitcom like the American ones. There are many place in this movie who have a historical value.
For the final words i can say enjoy it and if you can watch in original language and customized subtitle.
Two Turkish families lives in Alexandria-Egypt at the Ottoman Empire Era are enemies against each other on account of a fertile valley which they both claim as their own property. The dispute is about to be solved in favor of one of them, because their son is about to marry to the daughter of the local governor. The last hope of the other family is their -dimwitted, naive- butler who they turned to an impostor of a legendary and mysterious (so mysterious that no one including the local governor has seen him before) general(pasa) in Egypt on a visit from the palace of Cairo. But it won't take long to things get out of their control.
I try to say it as simple as I can: its in my top 5 of the best comedy films which was "made in Turkey". It is pure joy and laughter.
Look at how Sener Sen transforms from a serious man into a troll face, without making you think he's acting well. He doesn't act in truth, he becomes the character he plays. And he is just one of the actors who can do that in this movie.
All the other great actors and a perfect scenario get together and become this wonderful movie. I wish everyone knew Turkish as much as they could understand the movie.
I personally watched this over 20 times in VCD format, and God knows how many times I've seen it on TV.
IMHO this is by far the best Turkish comedy film ever!
And one of these families decide to cheat and they tell the governor that "Tosun Pasa" (a famous guy in Ottomans) is one of their close familiar and they introduce their stupid servant like he's the Tosun Pasa.
I don't think that this movie is really one of the best comedy movies in the world. But it's also a big secret how can "Kemal Sunal" movies are still so popular.
The movie is made with a very low budget, but almost all the "onetime-most talented and funniest comedians" acted in it. The story is very simple but do you realize that sometime it needs a genius to create the simplest thing!
As I said they have no budget and story line is simple, lacks of directing, yet the act is wonderful and the scenes, wardrope and background details fantastic, it gives a feel of Ottoman Egypt.
They keep showing it on Turkish TV all the time and whenever I see it, it kept me focused on it, although I had watched it a 1000 times.
By the way, I am a director and script writer who also writes comedies which consists a different style of comedy! So guys honor the people who opened the ways to us! Although they are not "complicated" as we are! (and do not call their work crap!)
Every time I see it, it really cracks me up. I believe this movie is a timeless classic.
You can experience probably the best performances of Sener Sen and Kemal Sunal in this movie.
However, it would be unfair not to mention "Sut Kardesler" and "Sabanoglu Saban" which are the movies of same period, with almost the same cast.
No doubt, that period was the golden age for "Yesilcam" and Turkish comedies.