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Director
Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadır Er

Screenplay
Mehmet Bahadır Er

Director of Photography
Aydın Sarıoğlu

Editing
Maryna Er Gorbach, Aziz İmamoğlu

Art Director
Atilla Çelik

Cast
Cem Bender, Taj Sher Yakub, Menderes Samancılar, Hala Alsayasneh, Uygar Tamer, Ushan Çakır, Ti̇mur Ölkebaş, Ali̇ Emrah Doğan

Producer
Mehmet Bahadır Er

Production Company
Protim V.B.

Omar and Us

Ismet is a recently retired military man, who served on the border as a coast guard commander. As a civilian, he now struggles to communicate with his family and people around him. His only son has left for the U.S. and now his wife wants to join him. After suddenly becoming neighbors with two Syrian refugees, Omar and Mariye, at his house near the Turkish-Greek border, Ismet is plunged into a human experience that forces him to to confront his prejudices and political views.

 

Maryna Er Gorbach & Mehmet Bahadır Er
The director duo made their debut feature, Kara Köpekler Havlarken / Black Dogs Barking in 2009, followed by Sev Beni / Love Me in 2014. They have continued co-directing ever since. Their third feature together, Omar ve Biz / Omar and Us (2019), premiered at the Warsaw International Film Festival.

Turkey, 2019
DCP, Colour
104’