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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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Yesim Ustaoglu


Vlatko Stefanovski


Nazmi Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan


Yesim Ustaoglu

Director of Photography

Jacek Petrycki


Nicolas Gaster


Behrooz Hashemian

More information


Dutch, Turkish, Kurdish

Countries of production

Turkey, The Netherlands, Germany



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