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| 1/20/2007 12:00:00 AM |

'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints': Directed by: Dito Montiel Genre: Crime/Drama Dito (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful writer living in Los

'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints':

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Genre: Crime/Drama

Dito (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful writer living in Los Angeles, who is summoned home to Astoria after a 15-year absence when his father (Chazz Palminteri) becomes seriously ill. Memories of his youth come flooding back as he revisits the old neighborhood, attempts to rebuild a relationship with his father and encounters his "saints" – Dito's few childhood friends who aren't in prison or dead. As Dito (played as a young man by Shia LaBeouf) finds himself whisked back into the youthful events that shaped him, an unforgettable cast of characters unfolds to the sweltering heat of summer 1986. These include Laurie (Melonie Diaz), Dito's childhood sweetheart; Mike O'Shea (Martin Compston), a transplanted Scot with an Irish name who dreams of becoming a punk rock musician; Giuseppe (Adam Scarimbolo), a reckless, destructive and possibly insane member of Dito's street posse; and the unforgettable Antonio (Channing Tatum), Dito's cocky and volatile best friend grappling with an abusive father.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson 

'Son Osmanlı – Yandım Ali' (The Last of the Ottomans):

Directed by: Mustafa Şevki Doğan

Genre: History/Drama

The time is the beginning of the 1900s. During World War I, the Ottoman capital of Istanbul is under the siege of the enemy. A navy sergeant named Ali (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu), who has just completed his military service, is yearning for his fiancée Defne (Cansu Dere) who married another man while Ali was away. Ali plans to abduct Defne and flee to Vienna. However, Ali's plans change when he comes across Mustafa Kemal, who has just set on a journey to save the Turkish land from the enemy. Ali recognizes that his real love is his country, and joins in the endeavors to save his country.

Based on the comic book "Son Osmanlı" by Suat Yalaz.

Cast: Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Cansu Dere, Emin Boztepe, Engin Şenkan, Okan Aydoğan

 

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