Harem Suare

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Harem Suare
Harem Suare FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek
Produced by Abdullah Baykal
Written by Ferzan Özpetek
Gianni Romoli
Starring Marie Gillain
Alex Descas
Music by Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
Cinematography Pasquale Mari
Edited by Mauro Bonanni
Distributed by Medusa Film
Release date
  • 21 May 1999 (1999-05-21)
Running time
125 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget $4.1 million
Box office $780,000[1]

Harem Suare is a 1999 Turkish drama film directed by Ferzan Özpetek. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


The old Safiye is telling her granddaughter the love that she has lived a long time ago: the beginning of 1900. The beautiful young Safiye is the favorite of the sultan, a man tormented by the crisis of the monarchy and the displacement of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. Safiye is the most beautiful girl of the Sultan's harem, but she is in love with the young and beautiful Nadir, a eunuch of the personal guard of the sultan. The two young lovers together design a good future, but the war breaks out, and the girl is forced to escape from his country. Arrived in Italy, Saiye is forced to sell her beauty, performing on stage in operas, including those of Giacomo Puccini.



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