Bliss (2007 film)

Mutluluk (Bliss)
Directed by Abdullah Oğuz
Produced by Abdullah Oğuz
Written by Kubilay Tunçer
Zülfü Livaneli
Starring Özgü Namal
Talat Bulut
Murat Han
Lale Mansur
Music by Zülfü Livaneli
Cinematography Mirsad Herović
Edited by Levent Çelebi
Distributed by Kenda Film
Release dates
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Mutluluk (English title: Bliss) is a 2007 Turkish film directed by Abdullah Oğuz, and starring Özgü Namal, Talat Bulut, and Murat Han. It was chosen to open the 2007 Asian Film Festival in Mumbai[1] and the 2007 Medfilm Festival in Rome.[2] It won the audience prize and the young jury prize at the 2008 Turkish Film Festival in Nuremberg[3] and won the audience award for international films at the 2008 Miami International Film Festival.[4] Also, Mutluluk was rewarded by European Council with the Prix Odyssee Human Rights Award in 2007.


Meryem (Özgü Namal), a young woman of about 17 years old, is believed to have been violated, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. A young, newly returned war veteran and son of the village leader, Cemal Murat Han, is ordered to take Meryem to Istanbul and kill her, but at the last minute he doesn't allow himself to complete the task and the two, now unable to ever return to their village, run away together. Eventually, they meet up with ex-Professor Irfan, a man who has decided to live on a boat away from his wife and constricted life. In the end the real truth comes out and there is a surprise ending.

This movie is adapted from the international best selling novel by Zülfü Livaneli.[3]


  1. "6th Asian Film festival inaugurated". Deccan Herald. 3 November 2007. Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  2. "MEDFILM: 187 TITOLI, FOCUS SU GRECIA E TUNISIA". ANSA. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  3. 1 2 "Das 13. Filmfestival Türkei/Deutschland". Die Welt. 9 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  4. "Ganan filmes mexicanos en Festival de Cine de Miami". El Informador. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-02.

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Preceded by
Yeşilçam Best Film Award
Succeeded by
Three Monkeys
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