Feature Film | 2013-2014 | Drama | Germany, Turkey

Project data

Length of movie98 min.

    Brief synopsis

    11 year old village boy Aslan, saves the life of Sivas, a shepherd’s dog, who was left on the fighting field to die after a bloody defeat. Aslan heals Sivas’ wounds and retrains him as they form a strong friendship. Sivas becomes the only hope of a bright future for both Aslan and his older brother Şahin. In their own ways, the two brothers struggle to prove their existence through Sivas. But how much can a person change his fate once he is born into a life which already starts in defeat?


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Dogan IzciAslan [L]
    Ozan CelikSahin [L]
    Ezgi ErginAyse [SR]
    Muttalip MüjdecVillage Headman [SR]
    Hasan ÖzdemirHasan [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Armin DierolfVenezia 2014 / Special Jury Award
    Camera Department1st assistant camera Frederik Tegethoff
    Costume Departmentcostume designerAyse Yildiz
    Director's DepartmentdirectorKaan Müjdeci
    EditingeditorYorgos Mavropsaridis
    LightinggafferErsin Aldemir
    Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistEsma Keskin
    MusiccomposerCevdet Erek
    ProducerproducerKaan Müjdeci
    ProducerproducerYasin Müjdeci

    Distributing companies

    Coloured Giraffes Production


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Kaan Müjdeci2014Int. Filmfestspiele Venedig [it]SpezialpreisWinner
    Kaan Müjdeci2014Filmfest HamburgProduzentenpreis Kino-KoproduktionNominated
    Cigdem Mater2014Filmfest HamburgProduzentenpreis Kino-KoproduktionNominated
    Nesra Gürbüz2014Filmfest HamburgProduzentenpreis Kino-KoproduktionNominated
    Nesra Gürbüz2014Filmfest HamburgProduzentenpreis Kino-KoproduktionNominated
    Kaan Müjdeci2015Fünf Seen FilmfestivalFünf Seen FilmpreisNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 03.12.2015