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Yesim Ustaoglu

Journey to the Sun (Journey to the Sun)

104' - 1999 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch, Turkish, Kurdish
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu Composer: Vlatko Stefanovski With: Nazmi Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan
Mehmet and Berzan are both from Anatolia - Mehmet from the east and Berzan from the western part of the region. The reasons why these two men have come to Istanbul may vary but what they share is their hope for a new start in life and a better future - although their visions for that future are quite different. Following a long, discouraging search for work, Mehmet finally finds a job working for the water works, where his excellent sense of hearing stands him in good stead. Istanbul’s water supply is always breaking down and Mehmet’s job involves listening to the pipes to locate and repair any leaks. He shares an apartment with six others who are new to the city and just as Mehmet lost in their dreams.

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Credits

Director

Yesim Ustaoglu

Composer

Vlatko Stefanovski

With

Nazmi Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan

Scenario

Yesim Ustaoglu

Director of Photography

Jacek Petrycki

Editor

Nicolas Gaster

Producer

Behrooz Hashemian

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Turkish, Kurdish

Countries of production

Turkey, The Netherlands, Germany

Year

1999

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