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Clair Obscur (2016)

Tereddüt (original title)
Two Turkish women one oppressed by sexist traditions and one liberated by modern mores, have more in common than it would seem.


Yesim Ustaoglu


Yesim Ustaoglu
9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Funda Eryigit ... Sehnaz / Psychiatrist
Okan Yalabik ... Umut / Doctor / Sehnaz's friend
Metin Akdülger ... Architect
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Cem / Sehnaz's Husband
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ... Elmas'in Kocasi / Elmas' Husband
Ahmet Rifat Sungar ... Ögretmen / Teacher
Ecem Uzun Ecem Uzun ... Elmas / Teenage wife
Evren Duyal Evren Duyal ... Asiye'nin Annesi / Asiye's Mother
Yasemin Çonka Yasemin Çonka ... Elmas'in Annesi / Elmas's Mother
Ipek Türktan Ipek Türktan ... Hemsire / Nurse
Fatih Dokgöz Fatih Dokgöz ... Esma'nin Babasi / Esma's Father
Sema Poyraz ... Kaynana / Mother-in-Law
Emirhan Arikan Emirhan Arikan ... Yusuf
Cansu Dinçer Cansu Dinçer ... Asiye
Ilgaz Kocatürk Ilgaz Kocatürk ... Acil Doktoru / Emergency Physician
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Abuse story of 2 women from two different walks of life
5 November 2017 | by indiefilm-69971See all my reviews

Many holes exist in the film compared to what the director intended.

The director (Yesim Ustaoglu) is unable to apply her thoughts into the film.

Story is not convincing and or believable enough such as: - sex scenes handled in an amateur way. - We see the Senaz's knicker to be removed by her husband, but the husband is not in the frame at all as if he is not as naked as she is, which makes the scene too artificial.

  • Elmas's Psychiatry Session is exaggerated and not believable. They needed more consultation with a Psychiatry professional.

What a waste of money and effort

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10 March 2017 (Poland) See more »

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