Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2006
International (Beynelmilel)
Sirri Süreyya Önder, Muharrem Gülmez
Pays concerné : Turquie
Réalisateur(s) : Sirri Süreyya Önder, Muharrem Gülmez
Avec : Sirri Süreyya Önder
Durée : 106
Genre : comédie
Type : fiction

Français

1982, Adiyaman, une petite ville d’Anatolie. La loi martiale a été proclamée suite au coup d’état militaire de 1980. Mais certains transgressent malgré tout les interdits, comme les musiciens locaux et leur « night-club mobile » qui leur vaudra une arrestation collective, ou encore Haydar, un étudiant contestataire dont la fille du chef d’orchestre tombe amoureuse et qui prépare un accueil tout particulier aux membres du conseil qui vont visiter la ville… Une comédie sympathique et musicale sur la bêtise du totalitarisme.

English

Set in Adıyaman, the business for a group of local musicians hits rock bottom due to curfew laws implemented in 1982. The solutions they seek end up with the group in jail. The region’s martial law commander puts a twist to the story when he decides to create a ‘modern orchestra’ with the local musicians. The orchestra is asked to prepare a welcoming ceremony for the military council’s visit to the town. There is yet another group who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the council: the activist university students lead by Haydar, a political science student, and Gülendam, the daughter of the new local orchestra chief plan a protest during the welcoming ceremony. The military law and the local orchestra on one side and the protesters on the other, unexpected events are about to unfold during the ceremony.


Directed by Sirri Sureyya Onder and Muharrem Gulmez

Written by Sirri Sureyya Onder

Cast: Cezmi Baskin, Özgü Namal, Umut Kurt, Nazmi Kirik, Bahri Beyat, Meral Okay, Dilber Ay, Sahin Irmak, Oktay Kaynarca, Burak Tamdogan

2006, 106 minutes, 35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles





Festivals and Awards:

* Istanbul International Film Festival (2007): Best Actress (Özgü Namal), Special Jury Prize/National Competition
* Ankara International Film Festival (2007): Best Film, Best Screenplay
* 6th Pune International Film Festival, India (2007): Best Male Actor (Cezmi Baskın)
* Thessaloniki Film Festival (2007), Greece: Audience Award
* Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (2007)
* Cleveland International Film Festival, USA (2008)
* Tiburon International Film Festival, USA (2008)