Film Info: CHIKO

CHIKO

CHIKO
Denis Moschitto in “Chiko” (photo © Corazón International/Maria Krumwiede)

Chiko wants to make it all the way up to the top. He and his best friend, Tibet, think that money, power and respect is all that counts for two young guys of Turkish
background in the suburban ghettos of Hamburg.

Chiko uses his ruthless wits to catch the attention of Brownie, the drug lord who controls everything the two friends dream of. Chiko fights for Brownie’s trust and respect and eventually becomes Brownie’s right hand in the local drug underworld.

But when Tibet crosses violent Brownie, Chiko finds himself in a dangerous situation. Everything he has risked his life for is at stake: his reputation, his status, and his friendship with Tibet.


Özgür Yildirim was born in 1979 in Hamburg. His first book, Graue Naechte. was published at the age of 14. He studied at the Hamburg Media School from 2002-2004. His films include: HARTES BLUT (1998), DON JUAN DE TÜRKO (1999), DER NÖTIGE SCHNEID (2002), LIEBE AUF TÜRKISCH(2003), ALIM MARKET (2004), and CHIKO (2007).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Özgür Yildirim
Screenplay Özgür Yildirim
Cinematography Matthias Bolliger
Sebastian Thuemler
Darko Krezic
Kim Porr
Cast Reyhan Sahin, Volkan Oezcan, Moritz Bleibtreu, Denis Moschitto
Producers Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin, Andreas Thiel
Production Company corazón international/Hamburg, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg
Length 92 min
Format 16 mm
Original Version
 German/Turkish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2008 (Panorama), Istanbul 2008, German-Turkish Film Festival Nuremberg 2008, Haifa 2008, Leeds 2008, Cineambigú 2008, Auteur Film Festival Belgrade 2008,
Awards Best Main Actor Nuremberg 2008, German Film Award 2009 (Best Screenplay, Best Editing)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Nordmedia, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Falcom Media Group/Berlin

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