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Emin Alper / Feature Narrative / Turkey, France, Qatar / 2015 / 120 min / Colour / Original Language: Turkish / Interests: Drama, Thriller, Politics


Kadir is released after a 15-year prison term and goes in search of his younger brother Ahmet. Meanwhile, Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. Hamza, a high-ranking police officer, helps Kadir find a job as an informant. He collects garbage, checking to see whether it contains material related to bomb-making. Ahmet works at the municipality as part of a team responsible for destroying stray dogs. When Ahmet shuts himself up in his house to care for a wounded dog, Kadir thinks he is being threatened by terrorists. Kadir relays his concern to Hamza, who sends the police to investigate.


Emin Alper
Emin Alper
Nadir Operli, Enis Köstepen, Cem Doruk
Production Company
Liman Film
Production Company
Liman Film

About the Director

Born in 1974, Emin Alper was trained in Economics and History and holds a Ph.D in Modern Turkish History. His first feature, ‘Beyond the Hill’ (2012), received numerous awards, including the Caligari Film Prize from the Berlin International Film Festival; it was named Best Film in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Alper also wrote and directed the short films ‘Rifat’ (2006) and ‘The Letter’ (2005). He teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.

Awards and Festival History


Venice International Film Festival, Critics' Week 2015 (WP)
Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Contemporary World Cinema
Sarajevo Film Festival 2016, In Focus
Filmfest München 2016, CineVision


Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015
Best Film, Best Editing, Best Art Director, Promising Actor (B. Ates) and People's Choice for Best Film awards, Adana Golden Ball Film Festival 2015


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