Cool School

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Cool School
Theatrical poster
Directed by Faruk Aksoy
Produced by Faruk Aksoy
Ayşe Germen
Written by Şafak Güçlü
İrfan Saruhan
Starring Cüneyt Arkin
Yagmur Atacan
Duygu Cetinkaya
Tuba Ünsal
Mustafa Topaloglu
Hande Ataizi
Music by Uğurcan Sezen
Oğuz Kaplangı
Cinematography Adnan İşbilir
Edited by Cem Yıldırım
Aksoy Film
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Maxximum Film
Release date
  • 26 January 2007 (2007-01-26)
Running time
117 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Box office US$4,409,042

Cool School (Turkish: Çılgın Dersane) is a 2007 Turkish comedy film, directed by Faruk Aksoy, about a class of teenage students attempting to save their unconventional school from closure. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26), was one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2007 and was followed by Cool School Camp (2008).


A private education institute on the edge of bankruptcy is about to be closed down. An initially reluctant student body, lured to the institute by the promise of learning in a holiday village, join the staff to stop the closure by entering an inter-school contest in the hope of winning first place and the money to save their school.


The film was shot on location in Antalya, Turkey.[1]


The film opened on general release in 149 screens across Turkey on January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26) at number two in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of US$694,626.[2]


The film was number one at the Turkish box office for two weeks running and was one of the highest grossing Turkish films of 2007 with a total gross of US$4,265,287.[2]

International gross
Date Territory Screens Rank Opening Weekend Total Gross
January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26) Turkey 149 2 US$694,626 US$4,265,287
March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15) Germany 5 - US$1,776 US$116,915
March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16) Austria 2 35 US$301 US$26,840


  1. ^ "Filming locations for Çilgin dersane". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Çilgin dersane". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

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