We wish her luck

Turkish actress Melisa Sözen was born on this date in 1985 in Istanbul (no, not that other place). Her first film role was in Çağan Irmak’s Bana şans dile — “Wish me luck” — which apparently is a (very) thinly disguised rewrite of Richard Bachman’s Rage. (Bachman, you may remember, is a very thinly disguised Stephen King.) Sözen plays a character named Tuba.

Melisa Sözen

Filmed in 2001, Bana şans dile did not see wide distribution for six years. Irmak apparently did not like it much. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t Melisa’s fault.


  1. Tatyana »

    7 July 2013 · 12:42 pm

    So she was 16 when making that film? Exploitation of the minor!

  2. CGHill »

    7 July 2013 · 1:07 pm

    Maybe not so much, since it’s set in a secondary school and the protagonist is 17 or so: it’s not the standard Young Fresh Face/Old Creepy Guy dynamic.

  3. Tatyana »

    7 July 2013 · 2:12 pm

    A schoolgirl is a regular feature of standard dynamic

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