Alone (2008)

Alone (2008)

Released: 2008
Genre: Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Çagan Irmak
Starring: Yildiz Kültür, Cemal Hünal, Melis Birkan, ,
Run time: 113 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: Turkey
Views: 188191


Alper is in his mid 30s and a good chef at his own restaurant. He loves luxury and spends his life with one-night stands and paid love. One day, his life changes utterly as he walks into a second-hand shop where he first encounters Ada who is in her late 20s and has a shop where she designs costumes for kids. She leads a modest life and one day while looking for a book, her and Alper’s paths cross. Alper is fascinated by Ada’s beauty and starts following her with the book she has been looking for. They both experience first signs of love, which they have never experienced before. Although Alper tries to fit Ada into his life, he realizes that this narrows his life down while on the other hand Ada has already fallen in love with him. ‘Issiz Adam’ portrays the life of those whose lives have been isolated by modern lifestyles. The film is also filled with food, mothers, old songs, and love.
Written by
Sahin Cetinkaya
User Reviews: Director Cagan Irmak had moved his audience to tears with his beautiful, semi-political, semi-melodramatic "Babam ve Oglum" only a few years ago. Now, here he is with a much more mature and deeper depiction of a tortured soul of our times. At a certain point, it is reminiscent of Allen’s "Annie Hall" and there is a gentle, sly nod to Scorsese’s "Taxi Driver", and this film deserves comparison to both of these films; no need to be modest. The main character is a handsome, young restaurant owner, a chef in Istanbul and his casual relationships with a large variety of women say something about his actual loneliness. On the other hand, she is a lively, lovely young woman with a pretty little costume shop and when they meet, it’s not love at first sight, but a love that grows and is woven with their efforts, especially hers. But this is not an ordinary, straightforward womanizer-turned-romantic-by-true-love-kind-of story. It is the sad story of a man who has alienated himself from all emotional human contact because of a life in "the big city". It is all the more sad because he is aware of it, he wants to open up and get rid of it, but he just can’t. And she was just about to make it easier for him… Anyway, this is definitely a movie worthy of seeing. It is not just a local story, I’m sure people all around the world will identify with the characters in this film. I hope little films like these are seen by large and different audiences and get the praise they deserve.

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