Takva - Gottesfurcht

Takva - Gottesfurcht

Türkei / Deutschland 2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Takva – A Man′s Fear Of God


For over 30 years, Muharrem has led a quiet life as an employee in the same
traditional part of Istanbul where he was born. A modest, introverted and
lonely man of humble circumstances, he is a strict observer of the Islamic
precepts: he prays a great deal and practices sexual abstinence. Muharrem′s
religious devotion brings him to the attention of the leaders of a rich and
powerful religious group. His reputation for being trustworthy and duteous
prompts them to offer him job as a rent collector for their numerous properties.
Muharrem receives a new set of clothes; he is given a mobile phone and
computer. All at once he finds himself in a world that he had previously
succeeded in evading.

Before long he begins to encounter such things as hypocrisy and alcoholic excess; to his own consternation he discovers his own penchant for tyranny and pride and even becomes an unwitting accom plice in a con trick. His inner peace is over. Day and night he is tortured by the image of a seductive woman who haunts his dreams. Until now, Muharrem was able to differentiate between worldly and spiritual values. But now the balance and order of his devout existence is in ruins and his fear of God′s punishment is tearing him apart.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Özer Kiziltan
Assistant director:Ayhan Hacifazlioglu, Seren Yüce
Screenplay:Önder Çakar
Director of photography:Soykut Turan
Set design:Erol Tastan (Szenenbild)
Costume design:Ayten Şenyurt
Editing:Andrew Bird
Sound:Onur Yavuz
Foley artist:Martin Langenbach
Audio mixing:Hartmut Teschemacher
Music:Gökçe Akçelik
  
Cast: 
Erkan CanMuharrem
Güven KiraçRauf
Meray ÜlgenSeyh
Öznur KulaSeyhs Tochter Hacer
Settar TanriögenAli Bey
Erman SabanMuhittin
Müfit AytekinÜnal
Salaetin BilalSükrü
Murat CemcirMahmut
Feridun KoçMuzaffer
Engin Gunaydin
Hakan Gursoytrak
  
Production company:Yeni Sinemacilar (Istanbul), Corazón International GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg)
Producer:Sevil Demirci, Önder Çakar
Co-Producer:Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel
Executive producer:Feridun Koç, Falk H. Nagel
Unit production manager:Mehmet Davran
Shoot:: Istanbul
Original distributor:Rif Film (Köln)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2726 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.10.2007, 111649, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 10.09.2006, Torono, Filmfest;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 15.11.2007

Titles

Originaltitel (TR) Takva
Originaltitel (DE) Takva - Gottesfurcht
Weiterer Titel A Man's Fear of God

Versions

Original

Length:2726 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.10.2007, 111649, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 10.09.2006, Torono, Filmfest;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 15.11.2007
 

Awards

IFF Berlin 2007
FIPRESCI-Preis in der Sektion Panorama