The Executioner (1975)
aka Cellat
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller | Death Wish Rip-off
Country: Turkey | Director: Memduh Ün
Language: Turkish | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 82mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 708×572 – 25fps – 876mb

Architect seeks revenge and becomes vigilante after group of hoodlums break into his apartment and rape his wife and sister.

Cellat, the Turkish version of Death Wish, sticks fairly close plotwise to the template of the American film, with some scenes and bits of dialogue being almost identical. However, it also deviates from its inspiration at times and is at its most interesting and valuable in these little moments, providing lurid snapshots of a place and a culture.

Expectedly, and true to the heroes of Turkish genre cinema, the vigilante in this film is significantly more sadistic than his stateside counterpart and devises amusing means of dispatching his targets at the end. Along the way there’s a Turkish funeral, a very welcome bellydance, and distinctive, somewhat exotic music (played over and over again at intervals).


The Executioner (1975)