30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Smell of Apples Iraq, Germany 2007 | 83 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years
Normally, it would be apple blossom time in occupied Iraq. But nothing flowers in the Kurdish town of Halabja since the poison gas attack 20 years ago. Apothecary Yusuf works for a German relief organisation and is in love with teacher Sara, chronically ill and dependent on medicine. As her jealous 15-year-old pupil Rizgar kidnaps Yusuf, Sara’s supply of medicine dwindles. Rizgar wants to put Yusuf to trial: didn’t the Germans supply the gas for the attack? But today they supply medicine…
Original title: Boni Seu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Kurdish, Arabic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ravin Asaf
Screenplay: Ravin Asaf
Cast: Shalau Jamal, Safya Akdad, Shwan Atof, Hama Ali Khan
Producer: Ravin Asaf, Marc Pascher, Jirco Lindemann
Director of Photography: Cornelius Plache
Music: Rebuer Muhamed, Christopher Dierks
Production Design:
Editor: Marc Pascher
Sound: 0
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Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
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Production: Art Castel GmbH Filmproduktion, Pastorenstraße 16-18, 20459 Hamburg, Germany, Tel: +49 40 4136399 0, Fax: +49 40 4136399 6, email: office(at),; Kurdistan Kultusministerium


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