30.09. - 09.10.2021

My Sweet Pepper Land France, Germany, Iraq 2013 | 95 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Hiner Saleem

Hiner Saleem (*1954) is a Kurd who has lived for many years in France. His work deals mainly with Kurdish themes, as did Vodka Lemon, his best-known film to date.

rated for 0 + years
Images and scenery recall the Wild West, but the backdrop for this Kurdish Western is a provincial backwater in the no-man's-land between Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Once upon a time, Baran was a fighter for Kurdish independence, now he is transferred to the area as police chief. He quickly comes into conflict with the corrupt tribal chief Aga Azzi and his gang, who smuggle alcohol and drugs. Baran meets the young teacher Govend, who lives as an unmarried woman outside the bounds of normal society. Baran and Govend form an alliance of two outsiders in the fight against a violent, patriarchal society.

Screening on 29.09. in attendance of:
Hiner Saleem (Director), Benny Drechsel (Producer), Korkmaz Arslan (Cast)
Original title: My Sweet Pepper Land
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Kurdish
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Hiner Saleem
Screenplay: Hiner Saleem, Antoine Lacomblez
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan, Suat Usta, Mir Murad Bedirxan, Fayyaz Doman, Tarik Akreyi
Producer: Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian, Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter
Director of Photography: Pascal Auffray
Production Design: Pauline Batista, Ceylan Remezan
Editor: Sophie Reine, Clémence Samson, Juliette Haubois
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies GmbH
World Sales: Films Distribution
Production: Agat Films, Rohfilm GmbH


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