Dol

Dol

Frankreich / Irak / Deutschland 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

His wedding escalates into an armed skirmish with a Turkish military unit, so Turkish Kurd Azad flees into the neighboring Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq. On his odyssey he runs into compatriots who symbolize the contemporary fate of Kurds between oppression, exile, and "nation building" in the most various ways. In the geographical and human "Bermuda Triangle" (Hiner Saleem) between Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, the battles for and against the founding of a Kurdish state take place.


"Dol" shows the scars that this process has left behind, describes the founding of a state that is not one – also because its protagonists show themselves to be incapable of accepting their own history beyond handed-down role playing. Landscapes and people open a powerful panorama of images, on which frames of mind and individual fates are mapped out like parables between the barren spreads of desert and the narrowness of deep, rocky valleys. "Dol" uses minimalistic lyricism and spot-on grotesque humor to open up a whole kaleidoscope of social orientation.

Bernd Buder

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Hiner Saleem
Screenplay:Hiner Saleem
Director of photography:Andreas Sinanos
Set design:Saman Sabunci
Costume design:Belçim Bilgin
Editing:Dora Mantzoros, Bonita Papastathi
Sound editor:Emmanuelle Lalande
Sound:Behmen Erdelani
Special effects:Haji Tajik
Music:Vedat Yildirim, Özgür Akgül, Mehmet Erdem
  
Cast: 
Nazmî KirikAzad
Belçim BilginTaman
Omer Çiaw ŞinAhmed
Rojîn UlkerJekaf
Abdullah KeskînCeto
Sipel Dogu Lesar ErdoganNazenin
Ciwan HakoCiwan
  
Production company:HS Productions (Paris)
in co-production with:Kurdistan TV (Erbil), mîtosfilm (Berlin)
Producer:Hiner Saleem
Co-Producer:Mehmet Aktaş
Unit production manager:Sivan Salim
Original distributor:mîtosfilm (Berlin)
Length:90 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 24.01.2007;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.04.2007

Titles

Originaltitel (FR) Dol ou la vallée des tambours
Originaltitel (IQ DE) Dol

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Original

Length:90 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 24.01.2007;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.04.2007
 

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