Germany 2014, 96 min, Turkish, Hebrew & English subtitles
Three script writers, 350 scripts a year, 6 fighting scenes (at least) per film and larger-than-life love scenes – meticulously copied from Hollywood. 1960s and ’70s Turkey had a vibrant film industry, based mainly on “cut and paste” methods. There was no television, no film schools and no modern editing rooms, just a handful of writers, producers, directors and actors working nonstop and releasing over 7000 films… based on international hits: “Tarzan in Istanbul”, “The Izmir Exorcist” and “Islamic Rambo” are but a few. The soundtracks were also copied, cut, mixed and served to an addicted and enthusiastic audience. Filmmakers and fans cherish the golden age that came to an end with the advent of the 1980 military revolution.
Previous Festivals: Hong Kong Asian FF, China, SEMINCI CINE DE AUTOR, Spain, Festival do Rio,Brazil, Adana Golden Boll Film, Turkey, Premiere in Locarno, Switzerland, Berlinale