“Stuck Apart” (Azizler): An Ambitious Turkish Original Movie on Netflix

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Netflix has recently announced some new TV series. The filming location of those projects is going to be in Turkey. These Turkish original series on Netflix will include some internationally-known Turkish actors and actresses. To name some of them, there are names such as Haluk Bilginer, Çağatay Ulusoy, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, and Burcu Biricik. But before counting other names, here is the new one: Stuck Apart (“Azizler” in Turkish).

Azizler (Stuck Apart) is a new Turkish original movie on Netflix
Azizler (Stuck Apart) is a new Turkish original movie on Netflix

Netflix Turkey Takes a Firm Step Forward

Netflix has recently implemented a new press event in Turkey. In this description, Netflix announced new projects in the near future. Netflix will broadcast those projects in 190 countries, along with Turkey. Moreover, they shared new images from some of the previously announced projects. In statements regarding investment in Turkey, Turkey Original Content Director Pelin calculus, spoke as follows:

“As Netflix, we believe that Turkey’s content power is among the world’s impressive cultures. The success of original productions produced in our country all over the world also supports this belief. Therefore, to increase our investment in Turkey by signing new original content production gives us great excitement. We will keep telling Turkey’s unique and powerful stories to 190 countries.”

The story Stuck Apart (Azizler) turns around Aziz, who is in total unhappiness with his life
The story Stuck Apart (Azizler) turns around Aziz, who is in total unhappiness with his life

Original Production Library of Netflix Turkey

Nuha Eltayeb, Netflix’s Contents Purchase Director from the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Turkey stated that the collaboration of Netflix will continue with producers and artists in Turkey. On the other hand, she made the following statement regarding new original content and original production library in Turkey of Netflix Turkey:

“We are working to add more happiness to the lives of our members with our original movie library, which is expanding day by day, and our licensed content, which is enriched with different types of productions. Today, we announced new projects, one of the clearest indicators of the excitement we feel for making this our effort and produced in Turkey.”

Stuck Apart is going to be released on January 8th (tomorrow)
Stuck Apart is going to be released on January 8th (tomorrow)

What About New Projects: “Stuck Apart” (Azizler)

So, here is a new Turkish original from Netflix: a 96 minutes Netflix movie! The movie has been drawing great attention and caused a big excitement in Turkey. Netflix released the first official trailer of the movie 2 weeks ago. As for the movie itself, the official release date is January 8th, 2021 (tomorrow). Here is the first official trailer of Stuck Apart (Azizler):

The Cast of Stuck Apart

The movie, by the way, includes such eminent Turkish actors and actresses. The film, which brought together names such as Haluk Bilginer, Engin Günaydın, Fatih Artman, Binnur Kaya, and Öner Erkan, will meet the audience on Netflix on January 8th. Meanwhile, Haluk Bilginer is the one and only Emmy-winning Turkish actor. His latest project, in the meantime, was another Netflix original 9 Kere Leyla (Leyla Everlasting). So, tomorrow is the big day to gather around before Netflix.

9 Kere Leyla (Leyla Everlasting, 9 Times Leyla literally) was a previous Netflix movie that Haluk Bilginer acted in the leading role
9 Kere Leyla (Leyla Everlasting, 9 Times Leyla literally) was a previous Netflix movie that Haluk Bilginer acted in the leading role

The Sign of Berkun Oya: The Creator of “Bir Başkadır” (Ethos)

Berkun Oya, an accomplished Turkish screenwriter, actor, and director re-appears after his successful series Bir Başkadır (Ethos). So, this Netflix original gained massive success in Turkey. Many critics announced the series as the best Turkish series ever. So, luckily, this talented name is the one who wrote the scenario of Stuck Apart (Azizler).

Berkun Oya is one of the most promising Turkish directors over the last years
Berkun Oya is one of the most promising Turkish directors over the last years

The directors of the movie, on the other hand, are Duru and Yağmur Taylan, also known as Taylan Brothers. Taylan Brothers had also directed the phenomenon Turkish series Muteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century). So, the movie Stuck Apart is the first movie of brothers since their 2009-production movie Vavien.

Halit Ergenç and Bergüzar Korel are going to appear as guest players
Halit Ergenç and Bergüzar Korel are going to appear as guest players

What is the Story of Stuck Apart?

The story of Aziz (Engin Günaydın) through an existential crisis longing for his youth. He is not happy with his work nor his private life, which is hijacked by his sister and her family. He has been living with her for some time now.

The eminent Turkish actor Engin Günaydın is acting as Aziz
The eminent Turkish actor Engin Günaydın is acting as Aziz

Heading towards his middle ages, Aziz is not content with his life. He doesn’t like his job, which he works in for years, and where he falls further away from his dreams. He cannot find peace at home either, since his sister and her family start living in his house after his brother-in-law goes broke. His niece Caner (Göktuğ Yıldırım) is a naughty boy and he turns the house into hell for Aziz, although all he seeks is relaxation.

The master actor Haluk Bilginer acts as Erbil
The master actor Haluk Bilginer acts as Erbil

On the other hand, deep inside, Aziz feels that his relationship with his girlfriend Burcu (İrem Sak) has come to an end after four years. His need for his solitude and spending some time on his own deepens every single day. Aziz wants to be free. He is stuck in a cycle and he has to find a way out. Eventually, in a moment he feels more desperate ever before, an opportunity arises for him. However, Aziz has to tell a mean lie and keep up the act. Aziz can’t miss this chance. The consequences he has to bear change his life utterly, in a way that he never asks for.

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