Feature Film | 2017 | Drama | Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey

Main data

DirectorÖmür Atay
Written byÖmür Atay
ProductionAtay Film [tr]

Shooting data

Start of shooting01.06.2017
End of shooting15.08.2017
LocationsOsttürkei

Trailers

  • Trailer on Vimeo

Brief synopsis

Yusuf, who has obeyed the family elders' decision and set his sister up for an honour killing, and his brother Ramazan who committed the murder, come together after 4 years when Yusuf is discharged on probation from the detention center. Instead of Ramazan, the family has turned in Yusuf, as he was younger than 18 at the time of the murder and would get a reduced sentence. Coming out of prison, Yusuf ends up marooned at the family-run trailer truck park on the highway leading to Iran, where he struggles with his guilty conscience and regret for what he did. Surrounded by the cruelty of traditional moral and religious rules that can turn a child into a murderer, every move he makes is watched over by his family.

Entering the lives of two brothers who end up condemned to one another's destinies, Yasemin becomes the unwilling witness to the honour killing that is kept as a family secret. As Yusuf and Ramazan reckon with their past and their conscience, Yasemin becomes another threat for the family, just like Yusuf.

Quelle: kardeslerfilm.com

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Gözde Mutluer
Caner Sahin
Yigit Ege Yazar

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyA. Emre Tanyildiz
Castingcasting directorEzgi Baltaş
Costume Departmentcostume designerMeral Efe Yurtseven
Director's DepartmentdirectorÖmür Atay
EditingeditorAmon Guillard
EditingeditorDoruk Kaya
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistCigdem Uzundag
MusiccomposerViktor Chouchkov
MusiccomposerErdem Helvacıoğlu
ProducerproducerFunda Ödemiş

Production companies

CompanyComment
Atay Film [tr]
Fiction 2.0 [de]

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ömür Atay2018Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival [cz]Official Selection - CompetitionNominated
Ömür Atay2018Int. Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg [de]Wettbewerb - Int. NewcomerNominated