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Directed by Nihat Durak

2013, in Turkish with English subtitles


94 minutes



Happy Family Journal

Mutlu aile defteri

The legendary Turkish actor Tuncel Kurtiz, who died in 2013, stars in this quirky, comedic look at the ties that bind a family together. Widow and retired colonel Yildirim raises his children with such authoritarian rule that all three have become estranged from their father and each other. Years later, the adult children are forced to come together after Yildirim suffers an accident. Everyone hides something from the others as hilarious misadventures occur.