At the point when a youthful lady named Meryem (Özgü Namal) was assaulted, her town custom obliges that she was murdered in place for the disrespect to be erased from her crew. A junior man named Cemal (Murat Han), the child of the town pioneer, is given the undertaking yet ultimately he has questions. The pair goes on the run, emulated close behind by nearby hooligans expectation on murdering the young lady. Fortunately enough, Cemal and Meryem get together with an appealing man named Irfan, an ex-college educator who is leaving on a cruising outing, and needs a group. Appears Irfan tries to escape from his situation from a dead marriage and a vacant life. Together this unrealistic trio set hence on a voyage that will change the greater part of their lives.
Adjusted from Zülfü Livaneli's worldwide top rated novel, chief Abdullah Oguz's dramatization is loaded with a force, vivid social crash, fine music and some completely shocking view (the shooting of the film was on the Sea of Marmara). It was the character of Meryem, a youthful lady who fought to live in a society that supports the act of female honor killings that give the film its heart. Meryem's choice to live, and at last, to revel in her life is the calm transformation that touches off the whole story. In an early scene of "Joy," the glaring stepmother of Meryem, a teen assault victimized person in eastern Anatolia, gives the young lady a rope with which to hang herself for bringing shame to her family, and you plan to bear a Turkish variety of "The Stoning of Soraya M." That late nerve racking film, in view of a correct occurrence, delineated the general population execution of a junior Iranian lady erroneously blamed for infidelity, with the realistic fierceness of B-motion picture porn. Ecstasy is a totally new feature on hostile hetero male dream starting with the title. The film is about the act of honor murdering. It opens with Meryem (Özgü Namal), a 17-year-old Anatolian young lady, being sentenced to death by her male relatives; she shamed them when she was assaulted.
More terrible is the film's characterization of Meryem: She cherishes her father and her killer. Islam is a religion right now up for a ton of open deliberation, with numerous individuals indicating fingers and idiom that the religion itself breeds hatred. This film is an endeavour to "expose" this myth, so to talk and bring to light that any religion could be a terrible thing when controlled to seek after any kind of particular riches. A prime sample is the way that nobody in the motion picture ever unequivocally says that they are Muslim; indeed there are practically no references to Islam in the whole film. It was suggested that they are muslims because the motion picture was situated in Turkey, in spite of the fact that the plot could seemingly be placed in any nation/religion, and the message might be the same. This film joins together custom, sentiment, riddle and religion to represent that Islam (or religion) isn't awful, or wrong, however ,the individuals who use it to their own particular increase are. Honor killings are still pervasive in Turkey, particularly in the Southeast of the nation. Official facts are not accessible, yet the reports of Ngos working in this field give solid proof. This exposition analyzes the subtle elements of an anecdotal case portrayed in the 2007 film Mutluluk (`bliss') and dependent upon a book of the same name by Livaneli, showing a nearby, basic dissection of the representation of honor slaughtering in the film, educated by points of interest of genuine cases. It brought attention to the scholarly form of Mutluluk that endeavours a dissection of the reasons needed for the survival of the uncouth custom of honor murdering, the film was decided on a more recognizable story advancement (a pursuit, a sentiment), that subsequently denied itself the open door to investigate the foundations of the issue.. At last, a few suggestions for the representation of honor murdering in Turkish silver screen are outlined. Making a socially cognizant film in an industry that is dominated by male voice is commendable. Toward the end, obviously, there is the inquiry of imaginative legitimacy: What is the group of onlookers for a standard tale about misogyny, seen from the perspective of the misanthropes, with threadbare characters and awkward heading? Also, about Oguz's cinematography: The chief knows how to adventure wonderful view, however, he falls flat at the most essential errand of a producer, which is to impart the feeling. One case happens at the start of the film, when Meryem was detained. Her stepmother tosses her a rope in an endeavor to get her to submit suicide so that the family would not need to murder her. Oguz slices to a nearby up of the rope, and not to a response shot of Meryem. The message of Bliss is that love, particularly that felt by exploited person for trickster, will cure a social order in which a few hundred ladies a year are the victimized people and male relatives are their killers. The statement itself is an offence against ladies.
Holden, Stephhan. “Cultures and sexes clash in the aftermath of a rape in Turkey”. The New York Times. Movies Edition, 2009.