The King of the Street Cleaners

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The King of the Street Cleaners (Turkish: Çöpçüler Kralı), is a 1977 comedy drama film directed by Zeki Ökten and starring famous Turkish comedy actor Kemal Sunal.[1] The film was written by Umur Bugay.

The King of the Street Cleaners
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Directed byZeki Ökten
Produced byNahit Ataman
Written byUmur Bugay
Screenplay byUmur Bugay
StarringKemal Sunal
Şener Şen
Ayşen Gruda
Music byCahit Berkay
Özdemir Erdoğan
CinematographyErdoğan Engin
Yeni Stüdyo
Distributed byArzu Film
Release date
  • February 1, 1978 (1978-02-01) (Istanbul)
Running time
90 min.

Cahit Berkay and Özdemir Erdoğan composed the film music. The film won awards at the 15th Antalya Film Festival[2] (Umur Bugay "Best Screenplay") and Şener Şen ("Best Supporting Actor").


Şakir, working for the garbage office, puts great pressure on his team. Hacer, who lives in the same neighborhood, is a cleaner and in love with poor garbage man man Apti. Şakir however is also in love with Hacer and has a better standing with Hacer's family. His standing with her family changes when a nearby casino hires Apti as a singer.




  1. ^ Emrah Güler (16 February 2015). "Istanbul the home for both comedies and melodramas". Hürriyet Daily News.
  2. ^ Emrah Güler (4 June 2009). "Honoring Kemal Sunal on 9th anniversary of his death". Hhürriyet.

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