Deutschland 1998, Spielfilm


The Aprilchildren

Cem, Mehmet and Dilan are brothers and sisters. Their father brought them and their mother to Germany from Turkish Kurdistan fifteen years ago. Cem, the eldest, works in a sausage factory and has long been the right age to marry, according to his parents. He has been promised since childhood to a cousin who still lives in Kurdistan; however, until now, he had suppressed the thought of a final commitment. Then he falls in love with the German prostitute Kim in a Turkish night club...Cem′s younger brother, Mehmet, sees his chance with his friend Arif to land "the big coup" in dealing with drugs. When Arif falls in love with Mehmet′s little sister Dilan, Mehmet takes his new job even more seriously...At the same time, their parents′ native village in Kurdistan is destroyed: a reason for them to begin preparations for Cem′s wedding and to bring the cousin to Germany. Cem, who loves Kim, is faced by a conflict....

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All Credits

Director:Yüksel Yavuz
Assistant director:Elisabeth Hagemann
Script supervisor:Sabine Dechent
Screenplay:Yüksel Yavuz, Britta Ohm, Henner Winckler
Director of photography:Ciro Cappellari
Assistant camera:Matthias Wrage
Clapper loader:Francisco Dominguez
Still photography:Boris Laewen
Lighting design:André Pinkus
Set design:Gabriele Wolff, Birgit Kniep-Gentis (Assistenz)
Stand-by props:Rolf Kötter
Construction manager:Paul Freuer
Make-up artist:Nicola Fass, Anke Piorreck
Costume design:Dorothée Kriener, Pia Wessels (Assistenz)
Costumes:Nicola Grusnick
Editing:Arpad Bondy
Assistant editor:Kirsten Kieninger
Sound:Bernd Upnmoor
Sound assistant:Jörg Pakusch
Audio mixing:Pierre Brand
Erdal YıldızCem
Bülent SharifMehmet
Senem TepeDilan
Şerif SezerMutter
Inga BuschKim
Özgür ÖzataÖzgür
Kaan EmreArif
Mesut InceHalil
Cemal YavuzVater
Taylan SayihrBülent
Hasan Ali MetePala
Demir GökgölSchneider
Idil ÜnerBraut
Axel PapeAlfi
Production company:Zero Fiction Film GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Thomas Kufus
Producer (TV):Claudia Tronnier
Unit production manager:Anneke Reddering
Location manager:Marc Haferbusch, Axel Deepner
Production assistant:Sylvia Obst
Shoot:: Hamburg
Original distributor:Ventura Film GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg)
Length:85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.1998, Hamburg, Filmfest


Originaltitel (DE) Aprilkinder



Length:85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.1998, Hamburg, Filmfest