‘The Club’ Review: Turkish drama about a woman who reunites with her teenage daughter after serving her prison sentence

Seventeen years later, Matilda Aceo (Gokce Bahadir) is released from prison with a full pardon from the Turkish government. He was sentenced to life in prison for murder. First, she goes to David (Murat Garibagaoglu), the local Jewish community centre for women.

He wanted to leave Istanbul and settle in the relatively new state of Israel.

David encourages him to stay and meets his daughter Rachel (Asude Kalebek), living in an orphanage since Matilda’s prison. Matilda didn’t want to see her daughter, who felt abandoned; she even tore up the photo David gave her.

Meanwhile, we see Rachel having an affair with a slightly older taxi driver named Ismet Denizer (Boris Arduc). Who has just broken the heart of Rachel’s boyfriend, Tasula (Merve Seima Zengin). Rachel decides to play her best friend without telling her.

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That she is the mysterious “blonde” that Ismet is wary of. We learn about smet that he has no relationship with his father, Ali Seker (Istar Gokseven). The latter brought Eastern European immigrants to Turkey for shoddy work at places like Club Istanbul.

Rachel helps Tasula get back her ID from the Istanbul club manager. A tough guy named Celebi (Firat Tanis). So she can get her claws off. After the invasion, Rachel discovers the stash of alcohol that Ali Seker had set up at the club. When Celebi found him there, he attacked him, but he eventually caught him and called the police.

Meanwhile, the group’s leader and singer named Salim Songur (Salih Badici). He asks club owner Orhan Shahin (Salih Baddeci) to become the club’s new singer. While Orhan doesn’t usually hire male singers, Salim told him his move would attract European tourists and local Turkish residents. Since he is in complex negotiations with the singer, he decides to give Salim a try.

David and Matilda go to the police to arrest Rachel;

But when Celebi saw it, she decided not to withdraw her complaint. So he asked her to sign a blank bail to withdraw her complaint. He goes to the club to appeal. But he tells him he has to pay for it after what he did. At first, he is against it, but he tells her that he can manage relations at the club.

She agrees to Celebi’s terms to protect Rachel and ensure she doesn’t start her adult life as a prisoner. Even when he realized that he had to face his daughter for the first time.

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The club created and staged by Zeynep Gunay Tan creates an exciting story. In which a mother convicted of murder reunites with her daughter after 17 years. Still, all outside influences make this meeting fraught with danger and negative emotions. It looks like a reunion that neither side wants, and the consequences will lead to an exciting drama.

All the performances were great, especially Bahadir and Kalebek as moderators. Bahadir points to the hardened bitterness of someone who has been in prison for nearly two decades. Kalebek is stronger than Rachel, whose ability to change her posture and appearance. That is depending on the situation is demonstrated in her charming appearance.

Of course, we don’t know who he killed or why.

We suspect this part of the story will come out as the series progresses. We were blown away by how Celebi relates to the murders she committed; Is he a close friend or relative or something else?

Celebi is interesting because it looks like she’s going to be the villain of the show at first glance. But he has motives other than greed, and we hope that will be revealed in the first season.

The club itself is going to be a hero and a big part of this show. The high ceilings and ornate body suggest that this is not a skinny club. But perhaps the club that houses the most influential people in Istanbul. And we were attracted by the character of Salim, who sings to be himself during practice.

It seems hidden deep in the closet. Which makes sense given the situation in the 1950s and attitudes toward gays in countries like Turkey. How will he organize his new concert and make sure he doesn’t get caught as the “real me”?

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While the first episode was a bit slow, the critical moment where Celebi blackmailed Matilda into contract slavery worked well. We’re looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds from there.

The club creates an engaging story with some well-written main characters and supporting characters. That are interesting enough to keep the audience interested.