Mahsun Kırmızıgül is one of the important names who entered the cinema industry with his films. He was born in Diyarbakir in 1969. He started his musical studies in 1981, and works with successful singers such as Haluk Levent, Özcan Deniz and Gülşen. Having graduated from Istanbul Technical University Conservatory Voice Department, the artist transitioned from the music industry to the film industry.
He begins to write and direct movies to bring the country’s problems to the screen. He entered the cinema industry, which he was passionate about in his childhood, with the movie Beyaz Melek in 2007. I Saw the Sun is Turkey’s Oscar nominee. We have compiled the films written and directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül for you:
1) White Angel (2007) | IMDb: 6.4
Players: Aziz Acar, Cansu Aktay, Sarp Apak
When it comes to Mahsun Kırmızıgül movies, the first movie that comes to mind is Beyaz Melek. The film begins with the arrival of Ali and Reşat in Istanbul looking for their cancer-stricken father Ahmet. Ahmet is subjected to a very serious treatment. However, he does not want to endure this pain and runs away from home. He goes to a nursing home and the other old people living there start blaming Ahmet’s children. Because Ahmet cannot speak and the people around him see his children as the reason.
Ali and Reşat find their father as a result of their search. However, they see that their father, who is living in his last days, is happy there and they let him stay. The stories of Ahmet and other residents are conveyed to the audience in a very touching way.
2) I Saw The Sun (2009) | IMDb: 6.5
Players: Demet Evgar, Murat Unalmis, Yildiz Kultur
It is the story of a family who is forced to leave their village by a military order. While a certain part of the family prefers to go to Istanbul, the other part settles in Norway. Hard times await Ramo, who stays in Istanbul, with the illness of his wife, Havar. In the film, it is told that a family who has left their homeland encounters cultures and lifestyles they do not know in an environment they do not know.
3) Wings of the Night (2009) | IMDb: 4.7
Players: Beren Saat, Murat Unalmis, Erkan Petekkaya
Wings of the Night, written by Mahsun Kırmızıgül, is a political movie. Night, whose family was killed in a police raid when he was still very young, joins an organization. There will be a suicide bomber in this organization. While the Minister is giving a speech in Istanbul, he plans to blow himself up in the crowd. She falls in love with the doorman’s son in her apartment in Istanbul, and this love changes her life. Night, who is determined to carry out the action no matter what, encounters an unexpected surprise during the action.
4) Five Minarets in New York (2010) | IMDb: 5.8
Players: Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon
Five Minarets in New York, starring Haluk Bilginer and Mustafa Sandal, is 7th in the “Best Opening Box Offices” list. It is possible. The criminal, who is the leader of a religious organization code-named Antichrist and wanted with a red notice, is caught in America. Two successful policemen of the organization go to America to receive the Antichrist. However, this process is not easy. Because after September 11, an intense Islamophobia started in America. The movie takes place in the triangle of New York, Istanbul and Bitlis.
5) Miracle (2015) | IMDb: 7.6
Players: Talat Bulut, Senay Gurler
The movie with the highest IMDb score among Mahsun Kırmızıgül movies takes place in the 1960s. It is about the experiences of Mahir, who was exiled from Izmir to a remote village in Anatolia. Teacher Mahir, who prefers to fight instead of escaping from difficult conditions, has a school built in the village with the money he gives from his own pocket. In this school, he does his best so that the girls of the village can also receive education.
Mahir realizes that Aziz, whom the teacher was afraid of because he was crazy at first, is actually a person he should not be afraid of. He first teaches him to speak and then to read and write. A girl is requested for Aziz, as with other young people. However, the girl is so beautiful that they are subjected to the pressures of the village. Aziz and his wife, who escaped from these pressures, returned to the village 7 years later in a completely different way.
6) Queen’s Finger (2017) | IMDb: 3.9
Players: Selim Bayraktar, Talat Bulut, Gulben Ergen
The Ottoman Empire, which has ruled kilometers of land for centuries, is going from war to war. Wars never end, as soon as they end, a new one begins. Men are chosen to be recruited from all over the vast geography that is the territory of the empire. The story of the porters who set out to join the army from 5 different regions is the subject.
7) Miracle 2: Love (2019) | IMDb: 7.2
Players: Mert Turak, Fikret Kuskan, Biran Damla Yilmaz
Miracle 2: Aşk, the sequel to the movie Miracle, tells the story of Aziz and his wife Mızgın, who left the village. Aziz and his wife, who settled in a town in the West, are exposed to prejudices here as well. He loves his beloved wife very much. He works hard to make her happy. Mahir teacher once again holds the hand of Aziz, who never forgets his teacher Mahir, who touched his life.