Pazar - Bir Ticaret Masali

The Market - A Tale of Trade

 
Mihram is an inventive small-time trader in a provincial town in Eastern Turkey. He has many ideas for good business deals, but never enough capital to realize them. One day the hospital supply truck is robbed. In desperation the local GP hires Mihram to find medicine on the black market. Mihram finally sees an opportunity to make a life-changing deal, but to do so he will have to gamble with the community’s money. If he loses, he will be an outcast. If he wins, he will have a good start-up business. But he hasn’t taken into account two things: the local mafia and the inscrutable rules of the marketplace.

Director's Biography
Ben Hopkins, geboren 1969 in Hongkong, aufgewachsen in London. Studium an der Oxford University und am Royal College of Art in London. Nach sieben vielfach preisgekrönten Kurzfilmen wurde Hopkins’ erster Spielfilm, Simon Magus (1999), im Wettbewerb der Berlinale 1999 uraufgeführt. In den letzten Jahren arbeitete er vor allem als Dokumentarfilmer für die BBC.

Filme (Auswahl): National Achievement Day (1995, KF), Simon Magus (1999), The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz (2000), Footprints (2003, Dok), 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep (2006, Dok)
European Panorama 2009
Ben Hopkins
Germany / Kazakhstan / Great Britain / Turkey 2008
color
93 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ben Hopkins
Cinematography Konstantin Kröning
Editing Alan Levy
Music Cihan Sezer
With Tayanç Ayaydın, Genco Erkal, Şenay Aydın, Hakan Şahin, Nilüfer Alptekin, Rojin Ülker
Production
Produzentin Roshanak Behesht Nedjad Koproduzenten Gulnara Sarsenova, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Nikki Parrott, Ceyda Tufan Koproduktion LLP Eurasia Film (KZ), Geißendörfer Film- u Fernsehproduktion (DE), Tigerlily Films (UK), Pi Film (TR) supported by MEDIA Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH Seestraße 96 13353 Berlin Deutschland T +49 30 3229 7180 F +49 30 3229 71811 info@flyingmoon.com www.flyingmoon.com