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Turkey’s Kanal D Orders Local Adaptation Of Fox Medical Drama ‘House’

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Dr Gregory House is making a local visit to Turkey after broadcaster Kanal D ordered an adaptation of the Fox medical drama.

Kanal D has commissioned a Turkish version from Red Arrow-backed Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, sister company to the Booze Traveller and Hunting Hitler producer.

Known locally as Hekimoğlu, the series will star Turkish actor Timuçin Esen in the lead role of Ateş Hekimoğlu, which was originally played by Hugh Laurie. The cast also includes Okan Yalabık, Ebru Özkan, Kaan Yıldırım, Damla Colbay and Aytaç Şaşmaz.

The series is written by Banu Kiremitçi Bozkurt and directed by Hülya Gezer, with Karga Seven’s Ömer Özgüner and Ümmü Burhan serving as executive producers.

Karga Seven Pictures Turkey secured the rights to House M.D. from NBCUniversal International Formats. Universal Television produced the original series of House M.D. for Fox, which ran for eight seasons. The format has also been adapted in Russia.
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[Tiff Review] Clair Obscur

Life for a woman like Elmas (Ecem Uzun) in Turkey is a living nightmare. An eighteen-year old all but sold to a willing husband (Serkan Keskin‘s Koca) much older than she to clean his house, give her mother-in-law (Sema Poyraz‘s Kaynana) across the hall insulin shots, and — marriage or not — get raped every night, she’s gradually losing her sense of identity and mind. She’s so young and unversed in the world that she makes a game out of folding the sheets atop their bed to see whether a coin will slide from one end to the other without hitting a fold. Elmas’ sole release is watching her neighbor in the adjacent building dance to pop music while sneaking a cigarette on the balcony when no one is looking.

This is the conservative Muslim life we in the western world believe women in the Middle East endure.
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