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9. – 30. June on arsenal 3.
In a programme with FAKE SOLDIERS.

A trio of Turkish cabaret artists: shadow puppeteer Mahmut, singer Zeki and belly dancer Çiçek unite for a German tour in 1982. Over a decade later, after Mahmut is killed in a traffic accident, Zeki is tasked with reuniting his mannered, pre-pubescent daughter Şenay, who grew up with her single father in Hamburg, with Çiçek, the mother she never knew. Like the cacti that she carries around with her on the journey, Zeki is spiky; he has no intention of getting to know this girl who calls him “uncle.” The road movie carries this odd couple on a musical journey that takes them ever further away from Hamburg while bringing them closer together at the same time. Much of DIE AUSLANDSTOURNEE takes place in the Turkish nightclub scenes of Amsterdam, Paris, Wuppertal, Stuttgart and Munich, giving an ironic twist to the title: to a non-Turkish-German audience, these parts of Europe might be entirely foreign. An irresistible coming-of-age and coming-out story about the non-traditional families we choose in our homes away from home. (Karina Griffith)

Ayşe Polat, born in 1970 in Malatya, Turkey. She studied German, philosophy and cultural studies and works as a director, screenwriter and producer. Her debut film AUSLANDSTOURNEE (2000) won several prizes at international festivals. Her second film EN GARDE (2004) opened the Locarno Film Festival and was awarded the Silver Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress. In 2006, Polat staged her first theatrical work at Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer theatre, entitled “Otobüs.”

Production Mira FilmproduktionBremen Director Ayşe Polat Written by Ayşe Polat, Basri Polat Cinematography Martin Gessmann,Jens Dittmar Editing Margot Neubert-Marić,Ursula Roderjan Sound Volker Zeigermann, Christian Pohl Costumes Jessica Bätz,Petra Burmester Make-Up Jens Holstein, Heike Pfarr Assistant director Patrick Orth Prodution manager  Elke Bormann Producer Elke Peters Commissioning editors Claudia Tronnier, Burkhard Althoff Co-Production ZDF, Das kleineFernsehspiel, Mainz With Hilmi Sözer,Özlem Blume, Martin Glade, Özay Fecht

Films: 1992: Fremdennacht (14 Min.). 1994: Ein Fest für Beyhan (25 Min.). 1997: Gräfin Sophia Hatun (16 Min.). 2000: Auslandstournee (91 Min.). 2004: En Garde (94 Min.). 2010: Luks Glück (91 Min.). 2013: Die Erbin (75 Min.). 2016: Die Anderen (65 Min.)

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