"Men on the Bridge – review
Affecting documentary about lives lived around the Bosphorus in Istanbul, a bridge between east and west. By Andrew Pulver
A poignant, illuminating document from the frontier of the new Europe: a film that – to all intents and purposes – is a documentary portrait of lives that depend in different ways on the Bosphorus bridge, the 1.5km crossing that connects Istanbul's western and eastern halves. Umut has a part-share in a taxi, and is struggling to find a better place to live; Fikret, with little education under his belt, scrapes a living selling roses to passing drivers; Murat is a traffic cop who spends his shift scoping the cars for chicks."
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