Balalayka (film)

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Not to be confused with Balalaika (film).
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Directed by Ali Özgentürk
Produced by Erol Avcı
Written by Işıl Özgentürk
Rustam Ibragimbekov
Music by Aşkın Arsunan
Cinematography Mirsad Herović
Distributed by TMC Film
Release dates
2000 (2000)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Balalayka is a 2000 Turkish drama film directed by Ali Özgentürk and written by Işıl Özgentürk and Rustam Ibragimbekov.


Three brothers, Necati, Hassan and Omer, who have not seen for a long time, going in his native Istanbul to transport from Russia to Turkey remains of his father, who was buried in the USSR. In the preparation of documents in Russia helps them Russian woman Tatiana. The bus with a group of Russian girls traveling to Turkey to work, Tanya accompanied by three brothers with their weight and at the same time takes with him his young niece Olga disabled for the treatment of her legs in Istanbul hospital. The main intrigue of the film takes place in a bus on the way to Istanbul. A number of obstacles have been giving bus passengers safely get to the city. After crossing the Turkish border on the way to Istanbul bus stops Turkish gang of pimps and selects among girls future sexual slaves. Seeing young niece Tanya - Olya, gang leader insists on its issuance, and there intercedes Tanya.


Kemal Sunal, a well-known Turkish actor, would have been part of the cast of Balalayka; however, he died from a heart attack minutes before the plane set off to Trabzon, where the film was being shot.

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