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by Serhat Karaaslan


In the heart of Istanbul's prison, Zakir controls the letters prisoners receive. His average day is spent between the censorship office, his colleagues and his evening writing class. For a writing assignment, he steals a photo from one of the letters, in which appears Selma, an inmate's wife. More than an inspiration, she becomes an obsession for Zakir. He observes her, makes up stories, and imagines the worst to the extent that he puts himself at great risk.

international title: Passed by Censor
original title: Görülmüştür
country: Turkey, Germany, France
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Serhat Karaaslan
film run: 95'
screenplay: Serhat Karaaslan
cast: Berkay Ateş, Saadet Aksoy, Füsun Demirel, Ipek Türktan, Erdem Senocak, Banu Fotocan, Müfit Kayacan
cinematography by: Meryem Yavuz
film editing: Ali Aga
art director: Ibrahim Ildem
producer: Serkan Cakarer, Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Judith Nora, Priscilla Bertin
production: Departures Film GmbH, Silex Films, +90 Film Production (TR)
backing: Eurimages
distributor: BAC Films

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