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SAF

by Ali Vatansever

synopsis

The Fikirtepe district of Istanbul. Urban transformation is sweeping away the poor communities and Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil, has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee, he's also working for the company that's destroying the area next door. Oppression and anxiety both in his neighborhood, where he fears discovery, and at work, where he's accepted the low wages paid to refugees, gradually transform him. When Kamil suddenly disappears, Remziye has to face the consequences of his actions, which do not fit the man she knows. But she will not give up. 

international title: Saf
original title: Saf
country: Turkey, Germany, Romania
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Ali Vatansever
film run: 102'
screenplay: Ali Vatansever
cast: Saadet Aksoy, Erol Afsin, Onur Buldu, Ummu Putgul, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Ebru Ojen Sahin, Kutay Sandikçi, Mihaela Trofimov
cinematography by: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
film editing: Evren Lus
producer: Selin Vatansever, Oya Özden
co-producer: Anamaria Antoci, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann
production: 2Pilots Filmproduction, 4 Proof Film, Terminal Film (TR)
backing: Eurimages