Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ottoman cowboys

Poster of Turkish film Yahsi Bati playing at Rüya cinema in Istanbul.
I keep seeing these awesome posters all over town for a film called Yahşi Batı— which roughly translates to "Nice West." Ladies and gents, I do believe I've gotten my first Turkish pun! Vahşi with a "v," is the word for "wild," which would then of course, make the title a more expected "Wild West."

This is also the first time a movie poster in Turkey has made me want to see the movie. Just look at these:

Posters of Turkish film Yahsi Bati.
Aren't they great? I doubt I'll get lucky with subtitles, but after checking out this clip, I have a feeling it's going to be fantastic. Apparently the Ottoman Sultan sends two of his most trusted men to America with a gift— a fabulous rare diamond— for the President. Naturally, the assignment does not go smoothly, and the two guys end up finding out what makes the Wild West so wild.
How can I miss this?

Ottomans! In the Wild West!

Movie posters pulled off Google images.


Chris Menice said...

I wonder if the Americans will speak english?

szaza said...

I wonder indeed!
I can't wait to find out! :)