My Sweet Pepper Land

My Sweet Pepper Land (France, Germany, Iraq)

Directed by:
Hiner Saleem
Cast:
Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan, Suat Usta
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

The story of Baran, a hero of the Kurdish war of independence, accepting to become chief of police in a small valley in Iraqi Kurdistan, on the border with Turkey and Iran. A lawless territory, at the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, a backcloth for trafficking in alcohol, drugs and medicine. He refuses to bow down to the rules of Aziz Aga, a corrupt tribal chief and ancestral master of the valley. The beautiful Govend arrives as a schoolteacher, despite the hostility of Aziz Aga, the inhabitants and Govend's twelve brothers. Together, Govend and Baran will challenge the power of Aziz Aga...

Festivals
Cannes 2013 (Un certain regard), Cabourg 2013, Rio de Janeiro 2013, Hamburg 2013, Athens 2013, Stockholm 2013, Vilnius 2014, Hong Kong 2014

Awards
Award of the Youth - Cabourg 2013
 

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