Taksim Hold’em is te zien tijdens het Rode Tulp Film Festival
Op straat wordt gedemonstreerd tegen de regering. Hoewel zijn verloofde hem smeekt mee te doen aan de demonstraties, weigert de cynische Alper zijn wekelijkse potje poker op te geven.
On a Saturday night in Istanbul, despite the pleas of his fiancée, cynical Alper refuses to join the anti-government protests happening on his doorstep. He just wants to stay home for his weekly dose of poker, played with his regular crew of high-school friends. Alper’s game is threatened as his friends set off on a series of passionate, and at times ill-thought-out, squabbles on whether they should join the demonstrations or not.