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FRATRICIDE

by Yilmaz Arslan

synopsis

Azad, a young Kurd, joins his elder brother Mehmet who is living in Germany, where he eams his living as a pimp. Aiming to find work, Azad leaves his family, his roots and his land. He arrives at a centre for refugees where he meets an eleven year old orphan, lbo, who is also a Kurd. A solid and affectionate friendsihip soon develops between them. Unable to get by, Azad starts doing hair-cuts in the restroom of a fast-food joint, with little lbo holding the mirror. One evening, in the underground, they come across two unpleasant young Turks who are terrorising passers-by with their highly aggressive dog. As they corne out of the station, Azad provokes them, a gesture whose consequences are to turn his life into a nightmare.

international title: FRATRICIDE
original title: BRUDERMORD
country: Germany, Luxembourg, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Yilmaz Arslan
film run: 90'
release date: DE 23/02/06, FR 12/04/06, BE 19/07/06
screenplay: Yilmaz Arslan
cast: Erdal Celik, Xevat Gectan, Taies Farzan, Nurettin Celik, Bulent Buyukasik
cinematography by: Jean-François Hensgens
film editing: André Bendocchi-Alves
art director: Régine Constant
costumes designer: Marie-José Escolar
music: Evgueni Galperine
producer: Yilmaz Arslan, Eddy Géradon-Luyckx, Donato Rotunno, Eric Tavitian
production: Yilmaz Arslan Filmproduktion GmbH, Tarantula, Tarantula (LU), Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (FR)
distributor: Memento Films (FR), Frenetic (CH)
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