The Fall of Leaves (Yaprak Dokumu)


Original Title: Yaprak Dokumu
English Title: The Fall of Leaves
Also Known As: Leaf Cast (English), Al Awrak Al Mutasaketa (Arabic), Poveste de Familie (Romania), Листопад (Bulgaria)
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 175
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2006 – December 29, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Mesude Eraslan
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoğlu

The family patriarch Ali Riza (Halil Ergun) devotes his life to leave good values to his five children: Fikret (Bennu Yildirimlar), Sevket (Caner Kurtaran/Hasan Kucukcetin), Leyla (Gokce Bahadir), Necla (Fahriye Evcen) and the youngest daughter Ayse. Therefore, he tries to teach them on moral values, justice, honesty and trustworthy, but misses to prepare them for the real cruel life in Istanbul. When asked to ignore an injustice, he resigns from his position as District Governor and decides to settle in Istanbul where his daughter Necla is accepted to a university. Although his wife Hayriye (Guven Hokna) is nervous about leaving, Leyla, Necla and little Ayse are very excited. Upon their arrival, Ali Riza realizes that the city where he was born and raised has changed a lot. Soon, darkness invades his family after the involvement of main antagonist characters Ferhunde (Deniz Cakir) and Oguz (Tolga Karel).

In this story which is based on the work of the foremost Turkish author Resat Nuri Guntekin, you will explore the resistance of a family to social and economic conditions. Will Ali Riza manage to keep his family together despite all the hardships or will his family completely fall apart? Will their arrival in Istanbul transform each family member in a way they can’t imagine? Will the fall of the leaves be avoidable in this family which has strong values?

Halil Ergun as Ali Riza
Guven Hokna as Hayriye
Bennu Yildirimlar as Fikret
Deniz Cakir as Ferhunde
Caner Kurtaran/Hasan Kucukcetin as Sevket
Gokce Bahadir as Leyla
Fahriye Evcen as Necla
Tolga Karel as Oguz
Engin Hepileri as Emir

35. Golden Butterfly Awards (2008): Best Actress (Bennu Yildirimlar)
35. Golden Butterfly Awards (2008): Best Actor (Halil Ergun)
35. Golden Butterfly Awards (2008): Best Drama (Yaprak Dokumu)

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  • Katherine

    Hi i wanted to know where i can get the book yaprak dokumu the fall of the leaves in english please

  • Sara

    I have watched the series in arabic and is great. I really loved it and became a fan. Please can anyone tell me where I can find the book of the Novel in ENGLISH. Please help me…I really wish to read the book. Thank you.

  • malina

    Hi , i want to say that this series THE FALL OF LEAVES is the best i love it i cant put in words i really love it too much and all its charecters , i am living in Pakistan but we have dish anttena and its broadcasted from Afghanistan translated in persian , so i just love it but when i miss any appi of it it really makes me feel so sad . love it toooooooooooooo much.

  • Gul

    Hi, its great to know about the side.

    I love the drama the fall of leaves, can you pls direct me to a website where i can watch it with english translations?

    They used to broadcast it in Afghan tv but it stopped i want to continue watching it…

  • R

    Hi,it is so great to know about the site.
    i very,very love the fall of leaves drama ou and can you please direct me to a website where i can watch the lasest episode ,i am from afghanistan i realy love this drama so much.

  • mubimysha

    Salam.i lile this drama falling leaves.becoze its like real life.all characters r realy super.tell see hw the family go by ali riza

  • Abdul Hai

    Salam, wish you luck, but i want to have say for the writer and director of The Fall of Leaves” my name is Abdul Hai and i am living in Afghanistan, a few years ago we Afghan people especially in the big cities used to watch Indian dramas via private TV channels, at the beginning they were kind of interesting but gradually they become boring and even ailing, therefore the viewers of the private TV channels sharply decreased, realizing this fact, those channels quit broadcasting Indian dramas and started broadcasting Turkish drams, to fool our people, at first they started with series that had Islamic themes, and when they got sure that people like Turkish series , they start broadcasting dramas such as The Fall of Leaves and others like “5 sisters,” “the Glorious Era” Zaman” with Erkan Betikaya, Ayshe Bengol” etc… now we that these dramas are going to become another Indian dramas because in every episode of these dramas we only witness the boring story of a family deep in problems, lies, cheats, illegal sex( one of the great sins in Islam)sorrowfulness, and other bad things. this makes me think Turkia is a non-Islamic country, and also i think why we should set infront of our TV to watch the grieves and miseries of a Turkish family, isnt our own grieves and sorrows enough to witness others miseries too.arent there any good stories in Turkia.why the script writer keep playing with the feelings of the audience of the drama, and keep giving them tension. i hope there is a change in theme of the dramas otherwise i personally and my whole family would quit watching such as Turkish bulshits , as long as i have know the Iranian dramas are the best in the theme and subject, they are Islamic, human, instructive, and the best thing they have that they do not encourage our youngsters to revolt against our Islamic values, our fair culture and family ties. with best regards, Abdul Hai

  • this is a boring drama series I ever had seen it doesn’t reply and good message for viewers,actually it doesn’t have any meaning.

    • Anonymous

      If you cannot find the meaning of this show then you are definetly judging it without ever watching it. The meaning of the show appeared from the first episode! It teaches you to becarful who you deal with and open your doors to. Sevket ( and all the other men) was dangerously attracted to ferhunde, and it changed his life completely. Oguz brought unthinkable trouble to 2 siblings and left them more enemies than sisters. And so on and so on, I think this was a brilliant series about family and the actors were all excellent. It truly made me feel like they were my actually family!

  • kaftan bacha

    its very good drama
    in Afghanistan the people like The Translition of this drama in Pashtoo Language
    I hope to meet with every actor in this drama spacialy with BENNU and GOKCE BAHADIR


    i love the drama when i am sad i watch this drama and i really love the all actress and actors mostly bennu yildirimlar and ali riza i love you wish before i die i meet you both i always cry when i see and i love to cry for a family which broken how and how the family honor care them i love you yaprak dokumu

  • wafa

    hi i am from pakistan i love this drama and want to watch other dramas of such kind of story love this drama

  • firoozeh

    Hi.I am from iran.l download this film and watch it.thank you for your select actors.this film was the best story .I love all of you.good luck.forgive me for my English is weak.

  • Mona

    Extreamly good acting and storyline. Enjoyed watching it very much.

  • nahid

    Hi. I am Persian American. I love this show, finally we found some thing to look at.
    I love all star in that show especially najla, she is pretty, soft and sweet. I whish we will see more show with this star.

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