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MY SWEET PEPPER LAND

by Hiner Saleem

synopsis

The story of Baran, a hero of the Kurdish war of independence, accepting to become chief of police in a small valley in Iraqi Kurdistan, on the border with Turkey and Iran. A lawless territory, at the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, a backcloth for trafficking in alcohol, drugs and medicine. He refuses to bow down to the rules of Aziz Aga, a corrupt tribal chief and ancestral master of the valley. The beautiful Govend arrives as a schoolteacher, despite the hostility of Aziz Aga, the inhabitants and Govend's twelve brothers. Together, Govend and Baran will challenge the power of Aziz Aga.

international title: My Sweet Pepper Land
original title: My Sweet Pepper Land
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Hiner Saleem
film run: 100'
release date: DE 27/03/2014, FR 09/04/2014, DK 24/04/2014, BE 30/07/2014
screenplay: Hiner Saleem, Antoine Lacomblez
cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan, Suat Usta
cinematography by: Pascal Auffray
film editing: Juliette Haubois
producer: Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian
co-producer: Benny Drechsel
production: Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, Rohfilm GmbH, Chaocorp, ARTE France Cinéma, HS Production
backing: Canal+, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Sanad fund (Abu Dhabi Film Festival)
distributor: Memento Films Distribution, Rapid Eye Movies, Imagine