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Men On The Bridge review

Three Istanbul inhabitants and their lives on the Bosphorus Bridge

An insightful, understated social portrait from Turkish director Asli Özge – which, in its use of real stories and mostly non-professional actors, verges on documentary.

The focus is three Istanbul inhabitants whose daily lives take them onto the hectic Bosphorus Bridge dividing the city’s European and Asian sides.

Fikret illegally sells roses in the traffic jam; taxi driver Umut struggles to afford a better pad; and traffic cop Murat wrestles with net dating.

Showing a keen, compassionate eye for human observation, Özge reveals how each of his character’s lives is as gridlocked as the cars on the bridge.

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