Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Alternate title: "Istanbul: Keep Your Eyes Open"
Genre: Suspense
Running time: 88 minutes

Directed by Mats Ahren
Written by Mats Arehn, Bo Sigvard Nilsson, Thomas Samuelsson

Cast includes:

Timothy Bottoms as Frank Collins
Twiggy as Maud
Sverre Anker Ousdal as The councilor

Overview: "'Istanbul', also released as 'Istanbul, Keep Your Eyes Open', is an old-fashioned, shallow, unbelievable thriller. Frank Collins (Bottoms) is an American reporter living in Sweden. Collins receives a video from his stepson's real father and goes to Istanbul, leaving his stepson at home, but taking his daughter. While in Istanbul, Collins meets Maud. Collins daughter is kidnapped and he finds out about a weapons-smuggling ring. The convoluted plot then involves false identities, murders and evidence of an impending assassination, with a number of car chases. The entire movie is jumbled, confusing and finally concludes in a downbeat, unconvincing muddle with most of the lost strings still untied. Views should beware of this low-rent rip-off of Roman Polanski's 'Frantic' or Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'. (Linda Rasmussen, All Movie Guide)"

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Istalbul is a very god story if you read the whole script

the movie was good but has many things in the way

the orginal story was called "Tunisia" and is a story about white-slave trading insteed of armstrading