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Ivy (2015)

Sarmasik (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | 4 December 2015 (Turkey)
When the crew of a bankrupt cargo ship gets stuck on board for months, isolation breeds pressures that sink the men into a sea of madness and terror.

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Tolga Karaçelik
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nadir Saribacak ... Cenk
Hakan Karsak ... Nadir
Kadir Çermik ... Ismail (as Kadir Cermik)
Özgür Emre Yildirim ... Alper
Osman Alkas Osman Alkas ... Beybaba
Seyithan Özdemir Seyithan Özdemir ... Kürt
Baki Kurtulus Baki Kurtulus ... Denizci (as Ahmet Baki Kurtulus)
Ömer Acar Ömer Acar ... Efendi Kaptan
Çagdas Onur Öztürk ... Denizci (as Onur Öztürk)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serkan Öztürk Serkan Öztürk ... Asçi
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Storyline

When the crew of a bankrupt cargo ship gets stuck on board for months, isolation breeds pressures that sink the men into a sea of madness and terror.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey | Germany

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Ivy See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,862
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Trivia

The film was shot at 19 days, on a ship that did not move for the seizure. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the characters talk about how many times they've watched the movies on the boat over again because there are only 10 of them. Later we see a collection of movies that is significantly more than 10 next to the TV. See more »

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Denizin ta Kendisi Çürüdü
Composed by Ahmet Kenan Bilgic
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What to do when there is nothing to do

"Sarmaşık" is a little surprise, a gripping and twisting story about six men that have to stay on board a ship when the owner of the cargo ship goes bankrupt. Till the owner is found and things can be resolved, the six men will try to keep the ship clean and in good condition. The group includes the captain, an experienced sailor, a guy that works in the kitchen, a silent and very very tall guy and a couple of pot smokers... Pretty soon things turn sour.

The film is a study about solitude, the purposeless of life, the power fights between men... And it does a great job in delivering in all of those topics. The focus is clear, the direction tight and the acting helps. The characters are a little bit archetype (you know who is going to be trouble from second one) and it plays its cards with too much ambiguity (it tries to leave options open to the viewer, but sometimes it backfires). But those are minor problems, and the slow-burning pace and amazing atmosphere are the cherry on the top of a great movie, really worth checking.


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