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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Dirk Schäfer

IMAGE

Nikola Krivokuca

SON

Metin Bozkurt

MONTAGE

Dirk Schäfer

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Deborah Wargon

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Halukör Studio

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ARTE France Distribution

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  • Allemagne, Turquie | 2019 | 76 minutes
  • Un film de Dirk Schäfer

À Istanbul, sept Kurdes âgés de 20 à 50 ans partagent une modeste colocation. Venus travailler dans la plus grande ville du pays afin de subvenir aux besoins de leurs familles restées en Anatolie, ils rognent sur toutes les dépenses du quotidien. Membres d'un peuple montré du doigt par le président Erdogan, ils font également face à un rejet nourri par de très anciens préjugés.
Néanmoins, le petit groupe d'exilés se soutient et s'épaule. Juste avant de rentrer dans leurs villages pour la fête de l’aïd-el-kébir, ils accueillent même un nouveau colocataire : un joli chat blanc, qui observe avec attention la vie de tous les habitants de la maison.
Ce documentaire émouvant et joyeux nous immerge dans l’intimité de cette communauté en marge de la société urbaine, qui affronte ses difficultés avec humour et simplicité.

Seven Kurdish workers, who share a flat in Istanbul, are driven by the desire to improve their lives. One is Ikram, who has spent 11 years in prison for political reasons. He wants to leave Turkey for Europe. Miro, another, faces a forced marriage back home. But he has fallen in love with Suzan, a woman in Istanbul. One day, Miro is handed a precious cat from his home province. The breed is famous for its snow-white coat and two different eye colors. By giving the cat to Suzan, Miro hopes to win her heart. The film follows Ikram, Miro, and the other men´s struggle through current Istanbul and portrays a traditional way of brotherhood called 'Bekar Evi'.

"Life is no picnic, especially not for a Kurdish bachelor in Istanbul. Seven single seasonal workers from Eastern Anatolia live in a dilapidated house in the metropolis. The men from two generations form an unusual flat sharing community. They live and sleep at extremely close quarters, sharing a single shower, which occasionally leads to heated arguments: typical flat share disputes about doing the dishes or tidying up. The older among them settle them with fatherly authority.
The protagonists talk about their origins and dreams. The German filmmaker Dirk Schäfer, who has lived in Istanbul for a long time, interweaves their poetic descriptions with sensitive observations of their partnership of convenience. Experiences of social discrimination and chicanery leave their traces, but humour and friendship make their life easier – or, as one of the “bachelors” puts it with a touch of humour: Now he is a street seller of Ottoman sugar paste to lend some sweetness to his life."
(Annina Wettstein - Dok Leipzig)

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