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DOL

by Hiner Saleem

synopsis

It is the year 2005 in the small Turkish-Kurdish village of Balliova, at the border of Iran and Iraq. The area, shattered by boundary disputes, is controlled by the Turkish military. After frequent armed hostilities with Kurdish guerrilla fighters, the Turkish military is now oppressing the villagers. Despite the difficult circumstances in the village, Azad and his fiancée Nazenin want to marry. During the wedding ceremony a fight takes place with the Turkish military. Azad shoots and injures the Turkish commandant and must flee Balliova, leaving his fiancée behind.

international title: Dol
original title: Dol
country: France, Germany, Iraq
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Hiner Saleem
release date: FR 24/01/2007
screenplay: Hiner Saleem
cast: Nazmi Kirik, Belcim Bilgin, Omer Çiaw Sin, Rojîn Ulker, Tarik Akreyî
film editing: Dora Mantzoros, Bonita Papastathi
art director: Saman Sabunci
costumes designer: Belcim Bilgin
producer: Hiner Saleem, Michel Loro
production: Novociné, HS Production, Mîtosfilm, Kurdistan TV Erbil
distributor: Novociné

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