The Magician

The Magician is a 2006 Turkish comedy-drama film, directed by Cem Yılmaz and Ali Taner Baltacı, about a magician who tours around Turkey with his father and best friend so that he can make enough money for laser eye surgery. The film, which was released on , was short-listed for Turkey's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 80th Academy Awards but lost out to Takva.


Iskender is a juggler, but to everyone besides himself and his childhood friend, Maradona, he is actually a magician. The two friends undertake a great deal of risk by including Sait in their tour program while being forced to escape Istanbul. Moreover, Father Sait had stopped appreciating Iskender years ago. While the tour brings them much closer, it also results in a magnificent falling-out. Iskender, Maradona, and Sait keep coming back together and falling out with their fellow traveler, Fatma.

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    contentLocation Turkey
    director Cem Yılmaz
    editor Engin Öztürk
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords fall out force
    musicBy Ozan Çolakoğlu
    producer Necati Akpinar Necati Akpınar
    productionCompany Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi
    publisher KenDa Film
    recordedAt Çanakkale Province Istanbul