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Adem's Son (Adems Sohn)

Adem's Son
Scene from "Adem's Son" (photo © dffb/Thomas Vesper)

“You could have had a day out a long time ago. Now, just before your release, you take advantage of this opportunity. Why?” asks the prison director. Ali’s answer is short and decisive: “To talk.”

Ali, who has been sitting in a juvenile detention center for six years, finished his training course as a chef with high honors. But he never spoke about his past. Today, on the very day of his brother Ibo’s wedding, he wants to visit his family and talk.

Like a silent bomb, Ali bursts into the traditional wedding preparations and opens up old wounds in a matter of seconds. He is looking for common ground, but finds out that it is impossible now. When he meets his father in a small side room, he notices that there is nothing left to discuss.

His actions have cut him off from his family – with no chance of return.


Hakan Savas Mican was born in 1978 in Berlin and grew up in Turkey. In 1997 he returned to Berlin to study Architecture during which time he began shooting his first films. Also active as a journalist for radio broadcasters, he has been a student at the German Academy of Television & Film (dffb) since 2004. His films include: Mother\'s Mark (Muttermal, 2006), Foreign (Fremd, 2007), and Adem\'s Son (Adems Sohn, 2008).
Genre Drama, Melodrama
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Director Hakan Savas Mican
Screenplay Hakan Savas Mican, Max Honert
Cinematography Sebastian Lempe
Hakan Savas Mican, Sebastian Lempe
Daria Marschinina, Devil Inside
Petra Schlie
Cast Tamer Yigit, Murat Seven, Erden Alkan, Sema Poyraz, Nilam Farooq, Lars Pape, Burak Yigit, Katja Sieder, Vedat Kaygan
Producers Hartmut Bitomsky, Christin Geigemueller
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with RBB
Length 30 min
Format 16 mm
Original Version
 German/Turkish
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Film Festival Turkey-Germany Nuremberg 2008
German Distributor Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

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