Fratricide (Brudermord)

Rated NR 90 minutes 2006

Semo, a Kurdish immigrant and pimp living in Germany, offers to pay for his younger brother Azad to come and join him. Reluctantly, he accepts his brother's offer and makes the long journey from his poverty-stricken homeland. He moves in to an asylum for refugees where, amidst hopeless squalor he befriends Ibo, an 11-year-old orphan, also Kurdish. A powerful and tender bond grows between the two boys, but the odds are against them. Ahmet and Zeki are young second-generation Turks. Frustrated, unemployed, alienated from their heritage and with no place in German society, their anger simmers at fever pitch. Meanwhile they devote themselves to petty crime and their savage pit bulls. When these four doomed exiles meet, their encounter unleashes a nightmarish cycle of violence they believed they had left behind.

Film Credits

Director: Yilmaz Arslan

Writer: Yilmaz Arslan

Producer: Yilmaz Arslan, Eddy Géradon-Luyckx, Donato Rotunno and Eric Tavitian

Cast: Erdal Celik, Taies Farzan, Xevat Gectan, Nuretin Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Oral Uyan and Yusuf Gectan

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