The Jackal (2010 film)
|Directed by||Erhan Kozan|
|Produced by||Kaan Korkmaz|
|Written by||Sertan Telli|
The Jackal (Turkish: Çakal) is a 2010 Turkish action film, directed by Erhan Kozan, about a quiet young boy who gradually becomes a criminal nicknamed the Jackal. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on December 17, 2010 , premiered in competition at the 47th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival (October 9 to 14, 2010).
The life of Akın, who lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Istanbul, begins to change after his mother’s death. He hopes to start a new life with the money he plans to steal from the carpenter's workshop he works at. His girlfriend, Deniz, finds his plan ridiculous and leaves him. Akın then accepts an offer by his friend İdris, which leads to a new start in his life. Having nothing to lose, Akın impresses his boss with his fearless and indifferent attitude, but a new life also brings with it a new host of enemies.
The film premiered in competition at the 47th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival (October 9 to 14, 2010).
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