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Harem Suare (1999)

As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite ... See full summary »

Director:

Ferzan Ozpetek

Writers:

Ferzan Ozpetek (story and screenplay), Gianni Romoli (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marie Gillain ... Safiye
Alex Descas ... Nadir
Lucia Bosé ... Old Safiye
Valeria Golino ... Anita
Malick Bowens ... Midhat
Christophe Aquillon Christophe Aquillon ... Sumbul
Serra Yilmaz Serra Yilmaz ... Gulfidan
Haluk Bilginer ... Abdulhamit
Pelin Batu Pelin Batu ... Cerkez Cariye
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayla Algan Ayla Algan ... Valide
Nilüfer Açikalin Nilüfer Açikalin ... Selma
Meriç Benlioglu Meriç Benlioglu
Cansel Elcin Cansel Elcin ... Journaliste
Basak Köklükaya ... Gulbahar
Gaia Narcisi Gaia Narcisi ... Aliye
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Storyline

As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite concubine, and later the official wife. As she gains power and influence, she engages in a tryst with Nadir, the black eunuch. When the Empire falls, the Sultan escapes to Europe, leaving all the concubines behind. Safiye fights for their rights under the new order... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France | Turkey

Language:

Turkish | French | Italian

Release Date:

16 December 1999 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El último harén See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lovely
28 August 2005 | by info-5402See all my reviews

This story is a complex and wonderful tale of the last Harem of the Ottoman empire, well told and provoking we see the inner workings of a world now gone, and learn about the people who lived there.

I enjoyed the story, characters, acting and scenes. A few scenes suffered from quick editing and the sub titles sometimes disappeared too quickly, otherwise a wonderful piece.

The main character Safiya is played wonderfully by Marie Gillain who I am pleased to say did a fantastic job without over doing it. The scenes with her and Alex Descas (Nadir) are charming and lovely.

I recommend this film for anybody looking to watch something less Hollywood and more authentic to the world they are emulating.


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