Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey's natural wonders, Bliss is the most acclaimed Turkish film of the decade - an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.

When 17-year-old Meryem is found dishevelled and unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family believes the worst - that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle of “tore,” a strict moral code that condemns Meryem to death. When she refuses to take her own life, the duty of upholding the family's honor falls upon a distant cousin, Cemal, who has just completed a brutal tour in the military. A deeply affecting yet life-affirming portrayal of traditional and modern-day Turkey, Bliss is unforgettable.

Film Info

2 min 1 sec Duration
  • Posted: July 29, 2009
  • Director: Abdullah Oguz
  • Writer: Elif Ayan
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • Release: August 7, 2009
  • Cast: Özgü Namal, Talat Bulut, Murat Han

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