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THE APPRENTICE

By Emre KONUK

GOOD MOVE MEDIA (HK) - as SALES All rights, World / CONS

Art - Culture - Completed 2015

Middle-aged Alim has worked as a tailor's Apprentice for 15 years, living a mundane and predictable life due to his anxiety and irrational fearful of death. When he hears a news item about the dangers of cars running on autogas, he moves closer to work to avoid getting in a car...

Festivals
& Awards

Oldenburg 2016
Best Film Nomination
Oldenburg 2016
Seymour Cassel Award - Nomination
Istanbul 2016
Best First Film
Sarajevo 2016
Sydney World Film Festival 2016
Best Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, First film
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emre KONUK
    • Writer(s)
    • Emre KONUK
    • Producer(s)
    • Enes ERBAY (Erbay Medya)
    • Synopsis
    • Alim is a middle-aged tailor apprentice whose life has been stable and predictable. Anxious and irrationally fearful of death, Alim's constant fears limits his ambitions and social circles.

      When he hears of a news item regarding the dangers of cars running on autogas which spontaneously explode, he decides to move to an apartment close to work to avoid getting into a car. He befriends his landlord, drawing the suspicion of the local barber.

      A horror of the mundane, careful in its approach to everyday fears. This is Emre Konuk's directorial debut, known for his cinematography in The Road to Aleppo (2014), which was shot on location during wartime Syria.
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