30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Market - A Tale of Trade Germany, United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Turkey 2008 | 94 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

Ben Hopkins

Apart from working as a director, Ben Hopkins (*1969) also writes novels and screenplays. He became known for his films Simon Magnus (1999) and The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz (2000). His film Welcome zu Karastan was shown at Filmfest Hamburg 2014.

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Mihram is a black market merchant in a Turkish village. When he is offered a job involving the illegal acquisition of expensive medicine, he senses a great opportunity. With luck he can build up the business he has been dreaming of. But luck is not predictable … Once again Ben Hopkins is working with amateur actors in this Kazakh/Turkish/German/British co-production. A modern tale of money, trade, mafia and the morally complex world of the international black market.
Original title: Pazar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ben Hopkins
Screenplay: Ben Hopkins
Cast: Tayanç Ayadin, Genco Erkal, Senay Aydin, Hakan Sahin, Rojin
Producer: Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Director of Photography: Konstantin Kröning
Music: Cihan Sezer
Production Design: Mete Yilmaz
Editor: Alan Levy
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Piffl Medien GmbH
World Sales: The Works International, 4th Floor Portland House, 4 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QJ, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 20 76 12 10 80, Fax: +44 20 76 12 00 91, email:,
Production: Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH


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