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by Dervis Zaim


Four 40-something friends are haunted by the violent past of a divided Cyprus. Temel wants desperately to speak about the crimes of vengeance he committed as a teenager. He would like to confess about the bodies buried in the muddy patch of a dried-up salt lake, but fear holds him back from even going there. Ali participates in Temel's UN projects aimed at defusing tension between Cyprus' Greek and Turkish communities....

international title: MUD
original title: ÇAMUR
country: Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Dervis Zaim
film run: 93'
release date: IT 01/09/2003
screenplay: Dervis Zaim
cast: Mustafa Uðurlu, Yelda Reynaud, Bulent Emin Yarar, Taner Birsel
cinematography by: Feza Caldiran
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
art director: Adnan Öngun
costumes designer: Gulnur Akay
music: Michael Galasso, Koulis Theodorou
producer: Marco Müller, Dervis Zaim
production: Downtown Pictures, RAI Cinema, Fabrica, Marathon Filmcilik (TR), Artimages (CY), TSI (CH), Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion (DE)
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà


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Venice 2003 Controcorrente

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