Dragon Trap

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Dragon Trap
Ejder kapani.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byUğur Yücel
Produced byErol Avcı
Written byKubilay Tat
Music bySoner Akalın
CinematographyTolga Kutlar
Release date
  • 22 January 2010 (2010-01-22)
Running time
110 minutes
Box office$4,644,486

Dragon Trap (Turkish: Ejder Kapanı) is a 2010 Turkish crime-thriller film, directed by Uğur Yücel, about two detectives investigating a series of murders of released pedophiles, which was sponsored by the Istanbul Police Department. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22), is one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2010.[1]


The eight-week shoot started on June 15, 2009 and included seven weeks in Istanbul and one week in Erzincan, Turkey.[2] A French team came to Turkey to contribute to the production.[1]


Ensar (Nejat İşler) has turned into a ruthless death machine during his military service, during which he fought terrorists in numerous clashes in southeast Anatolia. Having just completed his compulsory military service, Ensar returns home, but on the very day he comes home, he finds out that while he was away, his 12-year-old sister was raped. Later, unable to cope with the trauma, the little girl hanged herself at a mental asylum she was put in following the incident. In the meantime, Ensar's hometown is shaken with a number of murders. Two skillful detectives from the homicide department, Abbas (Uğur Yücel) and “Akrep” Celal (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu), along with rookie Ezo (Berrak Tüzünataç) are assigned to investigate the murders. The case will be the last one Abbas has to solve before the retirement he has been anticipating for a long time to put into practice his plans to move to a quiet and far away place with his longtime girlfriend Cavidan (Ceyda Düvenci).



The film opened in 407 screens across Turkey on January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) at number two in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $1,292,163.[3]

Opening weekend gross
Date Territory Screens Rank Gross
January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) Turkey 407 2 $1,292,163
January 28, 2010 (2010-01-28) Germany 55 18 $140,125
January 29, 2010 (2010-01-29) Austria 9 21 $20,210


Box office[edit]

The film was number two at the Turkish box office for two weeks running and has made a total gross of $4,644,486.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "70 Domestic Productions to Debut This Season". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  2. ^ "Uğur Yücel Set to Wrap up Filming on New Crime Thriller". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-18.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Ejder Kapani". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-24.

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