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THE LAMB

by Kutlug Ataman

synopsis

A village in the highlands of eastern Anatolia. As is required by age-old tradition, families here celebrate circumcision with a feast. Little Mert is to undergo the procedure but his father İsmail has no money to pay for the feast. His mother Medine ekes out a meagre living collecting willow rods. Nobody is willing to give them the lamb that must be served to their guests. Mert’s sister terrifies her brother by explaining that, should their father fail to find a lamb, he will have to slaughter his own son …

international title: The Lamb
original title: Kuzu
country: Germany, Turkey
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Kutlug Ataman
film run: 87'
screenplay: Kutlug Ataman
cast: Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Taştan, Sıla Lara Cantürk, Nursel Köse
cinematography by: Feza Caldiran
film editing: Ali Aga
art director: Esra Cetinkanat
music: Can Erdogan
producer: Kutlug Ataman, Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm
production: Detailfilm
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, World Cinema Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
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