Production info

Mumya Firarda
Turkey, 2002

Tarik Pabuccuoglu, Maged El-Masry, Nurgul Yesilcay, Teoman
Directed by Erdal Murat Aktas


Frustrated in various attempts to find a sexual-potency aphrodisiac, gangster Cahit hears of the supposed powers inherent in the powdery remains of Egyptian mummies. This nicely coincides with a plot hatched in Cairo by Hasan to arrange a robbery of Ramses IV. All of this soon involves good-guy cop Ahmet, who's told by authorities to track beautiful half Egyptian and half Turkish Fatima from Istanbul to Cairo, as they wrongly suspect she's involved with the crooks. That day on the plane, however, there are two coffins: one of Ramses IV and the other of Yahya, an archeologist who died on a dig in Egypt. Of course the two coffins get mixed up, the pharaoh is sent to Yahya's grieving family and Yahya is sent to the impotent gangster. Chaos erupts. Alarms go off in Istanbul and Cairo, and secret agents, gangster bodyguards and a bumbling commissioner add to the wild mix.

Caper comedy following nutty adventures through wide swathes of Turkey and Egypt did very nicely on Turkish screens and elsewhere in the Middle East. Arabic title: "Heroub Momyaa". English title: "Runaway Mummy".

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