MEN ON THE BRIDGE

By Asli ÖZGE

ENDORPHINE PRODUCTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

The stories of three men working at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul are told by the original characters, in this mosaic depicting real persons exposing their lives and aspirations.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2011
Filmmakers of the Present Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2011
Istanbul 2011
Best Film
Adana 2011
Best Film
London Turkish 2011
Best Film
Salé 2011
Best Lead Actor
BFI London FF 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, TURKEY, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Asli ÖZGE
    • Writer(s)
    • Asli ÖZGE
    • Producer(s)
    • Fabian MASSAH (Endorphine Production), Asli ÖZGE, Sevil DEMIRCI (Yeni Sinemacilik), Mete GÜMPRHAN (Kaliber Film)
    • Synopsis
    • A bit of a Don Juan with his styled hair and single earring, FİKRET (17) illegally sells roses in the traffic jam on the Bosphorus bridge that links Asia and Europe. At the same time, he is striving for a regular job in the old downtown of Istanbul. UMUT (28) drives a shared taxi passing the Bosphorus bridge every day. He is searching for a better apartment to rent in order to satisfy his wife, whose desires are beyond his earnings. The traffic policeman Murat (24), who is stationed at the Bosphorus bridge, feels alone amidst the solid lines of cars. Each night at home, he logs on to the internet seeking for dating chances. Unaware of each other, Fikret, Umut and Murat intersect in the rush hour every day with millions of other Istanbulites, coping with the straits of fulfilling their aspirations in the big city.
      The story is based on the lives of the characters depicting themselves in the original locations.
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