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What's Love Doing in the Mountains? (2005)

Ne Gezer Ask Daglarda? (original title)
Hasan, a young farmer who lives in a small village in western Turkey, asks permission to marry his lover, Ayse. Her father, the landlord of the village, decides to test Hasan's courage and ... See full summary »


Yunus Emre Firat
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Credited cast:
Ezgi Asaroglu ... Ayse
Burak Sarimola Burak Sarimola ... Hasan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gokhan Aydin Gokhan Aydin ... The Kid
Nurhayat Boz Nurhayat Boz ... The Mother
Sabiha Firat Sabiha Firat ... The Old Woman
Yunus Emre Firat Yunus Emre Firat ... Narrator (voice)
Özgür Hacier Özgür Hacier ... Emin (as Ozgur Hacier)
Kemal Inci Kemal Inci ... The Old Man
Aydin Sigali Aydin Sigali ... The Landlord
Orhan Simsek Orhan Simsek ... Remzi
Alican Yarka Alican Yarka ... The Ghost
Özlem Çinar ... Zeyno


Hasan, a young farmer who lives in a small village in western Turkey, asks permission to marry his lover, Ayse. Her father, the landlord of the village, decides to test Hasan's courage and manhood by sending him to the mountains in search of the "yellow beauty." He must complete his task before the sun sets and carry a bag of salt on his shoulder as a symbol of his burden. Although Hasan doesn't believe in such traditions, he feels that he is obligated to prove his love for Ayse. On his journey, Hasan encounters characters that challenge him to succeed and, in the end, he learns to listen to his heart. Written by Matthew Quezada

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Short | Drama




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Turkey | USA



Release Date:

September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's Love Doing in the Mountains? See more »

Filming Locations:

Balikesir, Turkey See more »


Box Office


$12,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Winner of Best Undergraduate Picture and Best Screenplay Produced at the 2005 Cecil Awards at Chapman University. See more »


Hasan's village is seen from wide angle three times in the film. They're all different villages in the same region. See more »

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Dedicated to my family and my crew. See more »


Traditional Armenian Folk Song
Performed by Kardes Turkuler
Courtesy of Kalan Music
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A foreign film that speaks in the international language of love
7 February 2006 | by colinsheehySee all my reviews

I am impressed by the movie, it took my expectations higher than I had thought possible. The beautiful images in the village, and also in the mountains, left little to be desired for me. At the same time, however, Ne gezer ask daglarda will be a movie that I can appreciate forever. Its message of love and its emotionally charged storyline can bring happiness. I am thankful that I have found this film and hopefully can see more from Yunus Firat in the coming years. Great movie!

The sound and cinematography are pristine and instill feelings of awe and excitement.

This film has been successful in many ways, of which I feel have taken a sufficient amount of effort to achieve an aura of excellency.

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