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Topkapi (1964) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller / Suspense)
09 Sep, 2010 | Movies To See Before You Die / Thrillers

If you are a huge fan of thrillers based on an engaging and well planned heist plot, but still haven’t seen “Topkapi”, then you are really missing one of the most entertaining movies made in this particular genre. Though not included in World’s Best Movies by many critics, still “Topkapi” remains a well made classic, having all the essential elements of entertainment just in the right dosage, ranging from comedy, action, drama and suspense.

It makes you fall in love with all its key characters, right from the first scene of its brilliant script. In few words “Topkapi” is a rich experience in all respects with some worth watching performance and highly enjoyable sequences related to the planning and execution of the actual robbery. Based on an original idea of stealing a valuable dagger from a museum, the style used in its heist, probably later on also inspired a similar sequence in the famous “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”, involving a person committing the crime hanging upside down without touching the ground.
 
“Topkapi” also reportedly had two different kinds of climax at the time of its release. But in the current available format we can only enjoy the one in which the whole group of crooks gets caught just because of a small innocent flying bird. And as I am told the other climax showed the dagger being snatched away by a petty thief after the team successfully steals it from the museum. Indeed an amusing thought put in by the writers and the director.
 
The movie has an OSCAR connection too since Peter Ustinov, who played a small time thief falling in the trap of the actual heist planners, also won his first Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his amusing performance in the movie. So if you just want to have a good weekend enjoying a movie full of comic entertainment and suspense then go for “Topkapi” without any second thoughts and you will never regret your decision. A true delight for everyone in the family, irrespective of any age or gender.
 
Directed By Jules Dassin
Starring : Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov and more.

Tags : Topkapi (1964), Movies To See Before You Die, Thriller Heist Movies, Must See Movies List by Bobby Sing at www.bobbytalkscinema.com, OSCAR Winner, Robbery Movies, Heist Movies, Topkapi Museum Theft, Adapted by Mission Impossible Movie, Peter Ustinov.
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