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by Michael Onder


On a Saturday night in Istanbul, despite the pleas of his fiancée, cynical Alper refuses to join the anti-government protests happening on his doorstep. He just wants to stay home for his weekly dose of poker, played with his regular crew of high-school friends. Alper's game is threatened as his friends set off on a series of passionate, and at times ill-thought-out, squabbles on whether they should join the demonstrations or not.

original title: Taksim Hold'em
country: Turkey
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Onder
film run: 90'
screenplay: Michael Onder
cast: Nezih Cihan Aksoy, Irmak Ecem Aydemir, Kenan Ece, Berk Hakman, Süleyman Karaahmet, Pelin Keskin, Ege Kökenli, Damla Sönmez, Tansu Tasanlar, Emre Yetim
cinematography by: Ersin Gok
film editing: Taner Sarf
producer: Jozef Amado
co-producer: Alexander Timur Cambol, Tuvan Yalim, Kaan Yazgan
line producer: Sara Merih Ertas
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