Bliss

User rating: 3.29

On DVD/VOD: February 16, 2010

R | 1h 45m | Drama, Romance


Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey's natural wonders, BLISS is an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.

When 17-year-old Meryem is found disheveled and unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family believes the worst—that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle of "tore," a strict moral code that condemns Meryem to death. The duty of upholding the family's honor falls upon a distant cousin, Cemal, who has just completed a brutal tour in the military. Together they embark on a surprising journey across traditional and modern-day Turkey in this unforgettable film.

Director: Abdullah Oguz
Studio: First Run Features
Producer(s): Abdullah Oguz
Cast: Talat Bulut-Irfan, Ozgu Namal, Murat Han, Mustafa Avkiran-Ali Riza, Emin Gursoy
Writer(s): Elif Ayan, Abdullah Oguz, Kubilay Tunçer
Official Site: http://www.mutlulukfilm.com

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