Kolpaçino

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Kolpaçino
Kolpaçino Theatrical Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Atil Inac
Produced by Şenol Zencir
Selin Altınel
Written by Şafak Sezer
Kaan Ertem
Suat Özkan
Starring Şafak Sezer
Aydemir Akbaş
Ali Çatalbaş
Hakan Ural
Ali Sürmeli
Eriş Akman
Hakan Aysev
Cinematography Feza Çaldıran
Edited by Hakan Akol
Production
company
İyi Seyirler Film
Distributed by Özen Film
Release date
  • October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget $2,000,000
Box office $3,002,945

Kolpaçino (Turkish: Kolpaçino: Bir Şehir Efsanesi) is a 2009 Turkish comedy film, directed by Atil Inac, which stars Şafak Sezer as a rich kid who sets up an illegal casino in his parents home to help his friend pay off a mob boss. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29), was one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2009.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Tayfun is an errand boy working for Ateş, one of the most powerful mafia bosses in İstanbul. Tayfun has always been envious of the life led by the spoilt children of the jet set to whom he sells drugs. One day, with the intent of hitting it big, he steals Ateş's money. However, Ateş finds out about this and threatens Tayfun that he will have to pay for it. Frightened, Tayfun goes to another mafia boss, Sabri, for some idea of how to get the amount he owes to Ateş. Sabri tells him that the best way to collect money is to run an illegal casino. However, all the venues run by Sabri are known by the police, so they need a “clean” place to set up the casino. Özgür, one of the kids Tayfun sells drugs to, is the son of a well-to-do family that lives in a large mansion in an upscale neighborhood. Their house is the last place the police would think of raiding, so Tayfun and Sabri go to Özgür's house to ask for his permission to turn the mansion into a casino. Özgür, for the sake of some adrenaline, agrees to turn his family's mansion into an underground casino while his parents are away on an overseas trip.

Main cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film opened in 32 screens across Germany on October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29), 252 screens across Turkey and 6 screens across Austria on October 30, 2009 (2009-10-30) at number two in the Turkish box office chart with a worldwide opening weekend gross of US$824,777.[2]

Opening weekend gross
Date Territory Screens Rank Gross
October 30, 2009 (2009-10-30) Turkey 252 2 US$628,236
October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29) Germany 32 18 US$168,120
October 30, 2009 (2009-10-30) Austria 6 14 US$28,421

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The movie was number two at the Turkish box office for two weeks running and was the eighth highest grossing Turkish film of 2009 with a worldwide total gross of US$2,424,173. That figure has subsequently risen to US$3,002,945.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This week in theaters". Today's Zaman. 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Kolpacino". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 

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