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Kedi (2016)

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A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.


5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Bengu ... Herself
Deniz ... Himself
Duman ... Himself
Gamsiz ... Himself
Aslan Parcasi ... Himself
Psikopat ... Herself
Sari ... Herself
Bülent Üstün ... Himself


In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. There are also the stray domestic cats of the city who live free but have complicated relationships with the people themselves. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities. However, with this vibrant population, is the reality of an ancient metropolis changing with the times that may have less of a place for them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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cat | fish | kitten | cat lady | painting | See All (112) »


A Magical and Remarkable Documentary. See more »




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Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kedi: Au royaume des chats  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,103, 12 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,834,262, 12 November 2017
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Bulent Ustun who is one of the cast members is a creator of the well-known Turkish comic book character "Kotu Kedi Serafettin" See more »


Unnamed Human Resident of Istanbul: Dogs think people are God, but cats don't. Cats are aware of God's existence. Cats know that people act as middlemen to God's will. They're not ungrateful, they just know better.
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References Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966) See more »


Peki Peki Anladik
Written by Mazhar Alanson
(Universal Music Taxim Edition)
Performed by M.F.O., aka Mazhar-Fuat-Özka (as MFÖ)
Courtesy of Ossi Müzik (Best of MFÖ)
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A delightful movie set in a delightful city
3 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

As one who loves both Istanbul and cats, I looked forward to seeing this movie. I was not disappointed. Istanbul is depicted in all its cosmopolitan beauty...but the cats are the stars of the show.

Istanbul has an abundance of stray cats, but the Turkish people care for them by providing food and shelter and (in many cases) affection and company. It's not a city for cat phobics, nor is this movie suitable for people who don't like cats. But, if you do, it's a delight. The cats' unique personalities shine through, as the movie takes you to various neighborhoods to show their daily routines. The camera aims about 8 inches off the ground, so you really feel like a cat following the stars through their activities. We see affectionate cats, dignified cats, vulnerable cats, resourceful and acrobatic cats, tough cats, artistic cats. And, in between, we hear from the people who love them. We learn something about how these cats fit into their life philosophy, and why some of them go to great lengths to help them survive and thrive.

It's a beautiful look at a unique culture and its feline residents. If you can get to Istanbul, it's worth the effort ten times over. But, even if you can't, this little gem will give you an interesting look into the city and its occupants, both feline and human.

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