Elephants and Grass

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Set in the recent past, this bloody and convoluted thriller explodes corruption in high places. It dovetails into the plot various murderous exploits concerning a highly placed government minister's henchmen, his secret service rival, cocaine dealers, mafiosi, and Kurdish separatists available for security hire. Many of them are witnessed accidentally by an innocent ex-marathon runner, who needs to raise money for her war-injured brother. There's a touch of having your cake and eating it about the director's emphasis on the guntotin' mayhem, which makes the critical, despairing tone seem a merely token corrective. Despite some individually well-mounted scenes, the barrage of continuous action leads to literal overkill.

By: WH


Release details

115 mins

Cast and crew

Dervis Zaim
Dervis Zaim
Ali Sürmeli
Sanem Çelik
Bülent Kayabas
Haluk Bilginer
Ugur Polat
Semir Aslanyürek
Ezel Akay
Mustafa Presheva
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