Fratricide

Fratricide

Director: Yilmaz Arslan

Cast: Xewat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Nuretin Celik

     
 
The quest for identity among Kurdish émigrés residing in urban Germany sets the stage for tragedy in writer/director Yilmaz Arslan's unforgiving drama. When teenage Kurdistan shepherd Azad (Erdal Celik) receives money from his older brother Semo (Nuretin Celik) intended to help the younger sibling make his way to Germany, Azad wastes no time getting to Europe. Upon

Overview

The quest for identity among Kurdish émigrés residing in urban Germany sets the stage for tragedy in writer/director Yilmaz Arslan's unforgiving drama. When teenage Kurdistan shepherd Azad (Erdal Celik) receives money from his older brother Semo (Nuretin Celik) intended to help the younger sibling make his way to Germany, Azad wastes no time getting to Europe. Upon arrival, however, the proud and honest Azad is furious to discover that Semo is earning his living on the streets as a pimp. In a sincere bid not to become tainted by his elder sibling's lifestyle, Azad seeks sanctuary in a nearby refugee shelter. It is at the shelter that Azad makes the acquaintance of 11-year-old Kurdish orphan Ibo (Xewat Gectan), and after striking up a warm friendship, the pair do their best to make an honest living as barbers at a Kurdish-run, hole-in-the-wall café. Frustrated at their inability to become a fully functioning member of German society, Azad and Ibo soon clash with Turkish street thugs Ahmet and Zeki, setting into motion a harrowing cycle of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
UPC:
0741952309796
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Xewat Gectan Ibo
Erdal Celik Azad
Nuretin Celik Semo
Bulent Buyukasik Zeki
Xhiljona Ndoja Mirka
Taies Farzan Zilan
Oral Uyan Ahmet

Technical Credits
Yilmaz Arslan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Laurent Benaim Sound/Sound Designer
André Bendocchi-Alves Editor
Regine Constant Production Designer
Marie-Jose Escolar Costumes/Costume Designer
Evgueni Galperine Score Composer
Eddy Geradon-Luyckx Producer
Jean-Francois Hensgens Cinematographer
Donato Rotunno Producer
Eric Tavitian Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fratricide
1. Reborn [1:49]
2. A Letter From Semo [6:32]
3. Life in Exile [6:35]
4. Barber Shop [7:54]
5. News From Home [10:44]
6. Tainted Money [4:15]
7. Interrogation [7:07]
8. Retaliation [8:23]
9. First-Time Student [4:44]
10. Offering Condolences [8:20]
11. "You Will Always Be My Brother" [3:33]
12. Easter [10:13]
13. Homesick [7:00]
14. "As Long As the Living..." [3:40]
15. Paradise [1:28]
16. End Credits [2:54]

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