FRENZY

ABLUKA

By Emin ALPER

LIMAN FILM - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2015

Istanbul is in political chaos. Armed groups have taken control of the shanty towns and have organized bomb attacks throughout the city. The police response is brutal. In the midst of this, two brothers are drawn into the violence.

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Venice 2015
Competition - Special Jury Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Second film
    • Countries
    • TURKEY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emin ALPER
    • Writer(s)
    • Emin ALPER
    • Producer(s)
    • Nadir OPERLI (LIMAN FILM), Enis KOSTEPEN (BULUT FILM), Pierre FLEURANTIN (PAPRIKA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. The state uses new underground techniques in the hunt for terrorists in shantytowns. Kadir works as a garbage collector to search for traces of bomb-making – the price he paid for a secret early parole. He is reunited with his younger brother Ahmet who works for the city as a stray dog exterminator. Despite Kadir's repeated efforts, Ahmet seems reluctant to develop a deep brotherly bond. Escalating pressure from the authorities creates suspicion and mistrust. Kadir’s misplaced desires lead to irrational jealousy, and Ahmet becomes strangely attached to a wounded dog. As it becomes obvious that Ahmet is avoiding him, Kadir concocts conspiracy theories to explain his behavior. There’s no escape from the suffocating atmosphere that can turn friends into enemies. Their frenzied paranoia can only lead to destruction...
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