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by Hiner Saleem


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
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main awards/selection

Cannes 2013Un Certain Regard
Festival du Film de Cabourg 2013
Gindou Film Festival 2013
Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie de Bienne 2013
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2013
Hamburg Film Festival 2013
Athens Film Festival 2013
Chicago International Film Festival 2013
Stockholm International Film Festival 2013
International Film Festival Vilnius 2014
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2014

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