WriterKubilay Tuncer, Zulfu Livaneli Release date2007 CastÖzgü Namal (Meryem), Talat Bulut (Irfan), Murat Han (Cemal), Mustafa Avk?ran (Ali Riza), Emin Gursoy (Tahsin), Meral Çetinkaya (Münevver) Similar moviesAcross the Universe, Killer Joe, SS Camp 5: Women's Hell, The Lark Farm, The Breath, The Secret Laughter of Women
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Mutluluk (English title: Bliss) is a 2007 Turkish film directed by Abdullah Oğuz, and starring Özgü Namal, Talat Bulut, and Murat Han. It was chosen to open the 2007 Asian Film Festival in Mumbai and the 2007 Medfilm Festival in Rome. It won the audience prize and the young jury prize at the 2008 Turkish Film Festival in Nuremberg and won the audience award for international films at the 2008 Miami International Film Festival. Also, Mutluluk was rewarded by European Council with the Prix Odyssee Human Rights Award in 2007.
Meryem (Özgü Namal), a young woman of about 17 years old, is believed to have been violated, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. A young, newly returned war veteran and son of the village leader, Cemal Murat Han, is ordered to take Meryem to Istanbul and kill her, but at the last minute he doesn't allow himself to complete the task and the two, now unable to ever return to their village, run away together. Eventually, they meet up with ex-Professor Irfan, a man who has decided to live on a boat away from his wife and constricted life. In the end the real truth comes out and there is a surprise ending.
This movie is adapted from the international best selling novel by Zülfü Livaneli.