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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2018

Baran, a Turkish gigolo, dreams of life in Europe. German pilot Marion has had a mastectomy. They meet in Marmaris and soon marry. What starts as a purely pragmatic arrangement changes as they get to know one another: Marion cuts ties with her previous life, Baran learns German and does well in his new job as a baggage handler. But then Marion discovers she is pregnant. Baran is kept in the dark while she is unsure whether to return to work or keep the child. She fears Baran is slowly turning criminal when he is fired after luggage is stolen. He denies it but she pushes him till he is left with only one thing, his pride. Without saying goodbye, Baran returns home and becomes a baggage handler at a Turkish airport. Then, one day, he sees her suitcase.
Genre Melodrama, Love Story / Romance
Category Feature
Director Ilker Çatak
Screenplay Nils Mohl, Ilker Çatak
Cinematography Florian Mag
Cast Anne Ratte-Polle, Oğulcan Arman Uslu
Producer Ingo Fliess
Co-Producer Xavier Delmas
Production Company if... Productions, in co-production with Loin derrière L'Oural
 German, Turkish, English
Shooting Dates September-November 2018
With backing from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt

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