The Turkish audiovisual entertainment industry has expanded to such a scale that it has managed to make its mark in the world market for series. However, Turkish productions are not only limited to soap operas, they also make very good movies.
So on this occasion, we are going to talk about a Turkish Netflix movie released in 2021 that has not left those who have seen it indifferent. Stay and read to find out everything you need to know about this movie, from its plot, to its cast and the places where you can watch it.
Plot of the movie Last Summer
The story of this Turkish film, known in its original language as Geçen Yaz, takes place in southern Turkey in the summer of 1996. It is there that a group of teenagers experience love and life under the sunlight and under the wind, among rocky cliffs, eternal waves and hearts that will soon know sadness.
The protagonist of the story is Deniz, a teenager who has the habit of going every year to his parents’ summer house. However, this time it is different: he has just turned 16. New emotions blossom, so he feels the need to experience new sensations, which of course have to do with love.
This is how Deniz feels he is mature enough to have sex with Asli, who is the girl he has been attracted to for as long as he can remember. But when Deniz tries to get closer to her, he discovers that Burak, the most popular boy in the neighborhood is also in love with Asli.
In this way, the viewer will witness the way in which love emerges, and of course, will also witness the first disappointment of love and what happens after the disillusionment.
That summer: a beautiful coming of age
The film is a conventional coming of age that does not deviate much from what has been seen before. However, its experienced director together with cinematographer Maciek Sobierag, manages to imbue the work with a nostalgia that is hard to resist, and this thanks to an excellent visual section that is supported by a spectacular tourist landscape.
Cast of the film
This film was directed by Ozan Aciktan, and written by Ozan Açiktan and Sami Berat Marçali.
As for its cast, it is organized as follows:
- Fatih Sahin as Deniz
- Ece Çeşmioğlu as Asli
- Aslihan Malbora as Ebru
- Halit Özgür Sari as Burak
- Kubilay Tunçer as Murat
- Süreyya Güzel as Handan
Where to watch the movie in English
The company in charge of the distribution of this film is Netflix. On this platform you can watch the film in the best quality.
On the other hand, you can also get the movie in English on other unofficial online platforms. However, it is no secret that the quality of online movies on these platforms leaves much to be desired. Therefore, we recommend you to resort to the official platforms.