• Feature
  • 2015
  • 117 Minutes
  • Turkey, France, Qatar
  • Language: Turkish

Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. Kadir is released from prison on condition of working in the new intelligence unit of garbage collectors and checking to see whether it contains bomb-making material. Kadir finds his brother Ahmet in one of those neighborhoods working as part of a team responsible for destroying stray dogs. Ahmet’s unwillingness to bond with Kadir as brothers, leads Kadir to plot conspiracy theories to explain Ahmet’s distance.

Director: Emin Alper

Screenwriter: Emin Alper

Production Company: Liman Film/Paprika Films/Insignia

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2015: 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Arca CinemaGiovani Award (Best Film), Bisato d'Oro (Best Director), Special Jury Prize

2016: Turkish Cinema Awards, Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015: Asia Pacific Screen Awards (For writing and directing)

2015: MUFF Malatya International Film Festival (Crystal Apricot Award and Best Director)

2016: SIYAD Turkish Film Critics Association Award

2015: Toronto International Film Festival Awards

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Emin Alper

Producer: Nadir Öperli, Enis Köstepen, Cem Doruk

DOP / Camera: Adam Jandrup

Editor: Osman Bayraktaroglu

Sound: Cevdet Erek

Music: Cevdet Erek

Cast: Mehmet Özgür, Berkay Ateş, Tülin Özen, Müfit Kayacan , Ozan Akbaba


Emin Alper

Emin Alper was born in Konya, Turkey, and earned a Ph.D. in modern Turkish history from Bogaziçi University. He has written and directed the shorts The Letter (2005) and Rifat (2006), and the feature Beyond the Hill (2012). Frenzy (2015) is his latest film.



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