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by Ömür Atay


Seventeen-year-old Yusuf comes home after spending four years at a detention center. His return to the family circle freshly recalls the act that his loved ones, bound by rigid tradition, forced Yusuf to commit. Directed with an assured hand, this intimate debut concerns guilt and punishment and how difficult it is to choose between blood ties and tradition on the one hand, and what is morally right on the other.

international title: Brothers
original title: Kardeşler
country: Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Ömür Atay
film run: 103'
screenplay: Ömür Atay
cast: Yiğit Ege Yazar, Caner Şahin, Gözde Mutluer
cinematography by: Emre Tanyildiz
film editing: Doruk Kaya, Amon Guillard
art director: Yunus Emre Yurtseven, Meral Efe Yurtseven
music: Erdem Helvacıoğlu
producer: Funda Ödemiş
production: Chouchkov Brothers, Off Film, Fiction 2.0, Atay Film (TR)
backing: Eurimages

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