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Scene from LUK'S LUCK (photo © Intervista Digital Media/PunktPunktPunkt Filmproduktion)

A Turkish family in Germany wins the lottery jackpot. While the parents want to buy a hotel in Cappadocia to fulfill their dreams, their youngest son Luk has no clue what to do with his part of the fortune. His parents assume that he will contribute to the hotel, but Luk wants to record a song with his ex-girlfriend Gül, which ends in a tragicomical catastrophe, guiding him to discover his real fortune.

Ayse Polat was born in Malatya/Turkish Kurdistan in 1970 and moved to Germany in 1978. She made several shorts on 8 mm and video from 1985-1991 and studied Philosophy, Cultural Studies and German in Berlin and Bremen from 1991-1993. Her films include: FREMDENNACHT (short, 1992), EIN FEST FÜR BEYHAU (short, 1993) which won the WDR Promotion Prize in Münster in 1994 and First Prize at the Turkish Film Festival in Nuremberg the same year, COUNTESS SOPHIA HATUN (short, 1997, Jury Prize Ankara 1997), and the features TOUR ABROAD (1999, Young Director’s Talent Prize Ankara 2001), EN GARDE (2004, Silver Leopard Locarno 2001), and LUK'S LUCK (2010).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Ayse Polat
Screenplay Ayse Polat
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Cast René Vaziri, Aylin Tezel, Sumru Yavrucuk, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Sinan Bengier, Serkan Kaya, Maximilian Vollmar, Linda Steinhoff
Producers Christian Kux, Ayse Polat
Production Companies Intervista Digital Media/Hamburg, PunktPunktPunkt Filmproduktion/Berlin
Length 91 min
Format 35 mm, HDCAM, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Shanghai 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, Nordmedia

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