GenreDrama, History Music directorMehmet Erdem, Ozgur Akgul WriterHazel Sevim Unsal LanguageTurkish
Release dateApril 17, 2009 (2009-04-17) CastTarık Akan (Miska), Çağla Acar, Şerif Sezer Similar moviesRelated Murat Saracoglu movies
Piano Girl (Turkish: Deli Deli Olma) is a 2009 Turkish comedy-drama film, directed by Murat Saraçoğlu, starring Tarık Akan and Şerif Sezer as two elderly people forced to question their histories and reveal their big secrets. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17), was the opening film at the Sinema Burada Film Festival in İzmir, Turkey, and has since been screened in competition at a number of other film festivals, including the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, where, according to Terry Richardson, writing for Today's Zaman, the rapt audience gave it a standing ovation.
After the Russian '93 War between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, the Molokan community, a part of the Russian nation, are forced to migrate to Kars in eastern Anatolia. Among the migrating families is Mişka's (,) family. Mişka grows old in Kars and now operates the only mill in the village. However, he has to struggle with financial difficulties after modern machines start replacing traditional methods.
In the meantime, the cranky old woman of the village, Popuç (Şerif Sezer), hates Mişka and does not want him in the village. Popuç lives with her son Semistan (Levent Tülek), daughter-in-law Figan (Zuhal Topal) and three grandchildren. However, the smallest and most wayward of her granddaughters, Alma, befriends the old Mişka. Alma will help two elderly people question their histories and reveal their big secrets.
Tarık Akan as Mişka
Şerif Sezer as Popuç
Zuhal Topal as Figan
Levent Tülek as Şemsitan
Korel Cezayirli as Metin Öğretmen
Murat Aydın as Fezo
Ozan Erdoğan as Tavşan
Muhammet Cangören as Allahyar
Levent Uzunbilek as Mirza
İsrafil Parlak as Adıbeş
Havin Funda Saç as Esme
The film opened in 133 screens across Turkey on April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17) at number seven in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $99,761.
Sinema Burada Film Festival
46th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
4th Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival
21st Ankara International Film Festival
The film reached number five in the Turkish box office chart and has made a total gross of $614,899.
Terry Richardson, writing for Today's Zaman, describes the comic drama as, Entertaining if melodramatic.