Berlinale

ABLUKA (FRENZY)

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. Hamza, a high-ranking police officer offers Kadir a conditional release from prison. To be released he has to accept to work in the new intelligence unit of garbage collectors. Kadir accepts, and starts collecting trash from the shanty towns, checking to see whether it contains material related to bomb-making. Kadir finds his younger brother Ahmet in one of those neighborhoods. Ahmet works at the municipality as part of a team responsible for destroying stray dogs. Ahmet’s unwillingness to bond with Kadir as brothers, in spite of Kadir’s insistance, leads Kadir to plot conspiracy theories to explain Ahmet’s distance.


World premiere
Venice International Film festival 2015, Competition


Key festivals and awards
Special Jury Prize, Venice International Film Festival 2015; Best Balkan Film, Sofia International Film Festival 2015; Toronto International Film festival 2015; Special Jury Prize, Mediterranean Film Festival 2015; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

TURKEY, 2015
Director: Enim Alper
Producer: Liman Film (Turkey), Paprika Films (France)
German distributor: Grandfilm
World sales: The Match Factory (Germany)
Theatrical release in Germany: September 7, 2017

Funded in July 2017
Funding amount: 5.500 €