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by Tayfun Pirselimoglu


The residents of a small town set between a stormy sea and an ominous forest are becoming insane. They are convinced that successive signs appearing in the town are indications of doomsday. A black ship anchored far away, a shrill sound over the town, strange cases of arson, missing people, along with the sun suddenly turning black, lead the people to believe that the Antichrist is around. A young, modest guy with a mysterious mark on his back arrives in this bizarre place. Could he be Christ come to save the town? A political allegory describing the absurd situation of today’s world.

international title: Sideway
original title: Yol kenari
country: France, Greece, Turkey
sales agent: Bad Crowd
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Tayfun Pirselimoglu
film run: 119'
screenplay: Tayfun Pirselimoglu, Vildan Ersen, Nikos Moustakas, Nancy Kokolaki
cast: Tansu Biçer, Nalan Kuruçim, Taner Birsel, Ercan Kesal, Rıza Akın, Haydar Şisman
cinematography by: Andreas Sinanos
film editing: Ali Aga
art director: Natali Yeres
music: Nikos Kypourgos
producer: Tayfun Pirselimoglu, Vildan Ersen, Nikos Moustakas, Nancy Kokolaki
production: Arizona Films Productions, Bad Crowd, Mitra Filmcilik (TR)
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