73 – The Bandit

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s get started!

The Bandit

1996

Directed by Yavuz Turgul

Quick synopsis… According to the director the film, which is about a bandit who comes to Istanbul after serving a 35-year jail sentence, “blends fairy tale elements while carrying the notion of reality within a fictional story.”

Y’all… This is a difficult movie to find. And when I say difficulty, I really mean next to impossible.

That said, I was completely unable to find this movie on any available streaming service, even if I was willing to pay extra to see it. I couldn’t rent the disc from Netflix. I couldn’t find it at the local library. I just couldn’t find it.

I even tried using a VPN to disguise my IP address to try and find it on a Turkish streaming service, since it’s a Turkish movie… No dice.

I feel like I did my due diligence in trying to find a copy to watch, but I didn’t have any luck. Maybe I didn’t try hard enough. If you happen to know how I can find this movie without exploring the shadier side of the internet or contracting 405,892 computer viruses, please let me know.

I did read the synopsis found on Wikipedia and it sounds like it would be an interesting movie. But, for now, number 73 in my list of movies I’ve never seen will have to remain unseen. So I won’t be ranking it on Flickchart. For obvious reasons.

Have you ever seen The Bandit? Please do not confuse this with the Burt Reynolds classic Smokey and the Bandit. That’s a movie that’s super easy to find. If you’ve seen this Turkish film, please let me know your thoughts down in the comments!

3 thoughts on “73 – The Bandit

  1. That really sucks. My biggest fear as a blogger is attempting to review a movie I can’t find. And I definitely had some close calls. I tried my best, but I can’t find it either. My only other suggestion would be the library or possibly contacting someone in Turkey who owns a copy of the movie.

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