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MUSTANG

by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

synopsis

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison ; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

international title: Mustang
original title: Mustang
working title: Mustang
country: France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film run: 97'
release date: FR 17/06/2015, BE 12/08/2015, IT 29/10/2015, DE 25/02/2016, ES 11/03/2016
screenplay: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
cinematography by: David Chizallet, Ersin Gok
film editing: Mathilde Van de Moortel
art director: Serdar Yemisci
costumes designer: Selin Sozen
music: Warren Ellis
producer: Charles Gillibert
production: CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhland Film, BAM Film
backing: Kinology, Canal+, Ciné+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute (QA)
distributor: Ad Vitam, Cinéart, A Contracorriente Films, Mozinet