STORY

The movie is basically an eccentric mirror image of an average person’s ordinary world. The film tells us two long days of watchman Salih and also concentrates on the lower-self of the ordinary people we encounter and pass over in everyday life. In these two nights, we witness the extensions of the potential violence in many people we identify as ‘quite, calm, harmless and innocuous’.

Salih, who works in relays as a cemetery watchman in a town, lives a life apart from the townspeople and the town itself, and has been doing the same routine for years. In the afternoons, he leaves home to keep his guard, covers two kilometers of ground, greets the milkman, ,who has the same routine as him, and keeps his guard throughout the night. He goes back to his house towards morning by walking the same road and greeting the same milkman again. He eats, sleeps and gets up in the afternoon to relieve guard.

SYNOPSIS

Salih works as a night watchman at a town cemetery. Despite his advanced age he walks two kilometres to work every day. He has been leading a reclusive life because of his job, detached from real life. The things he experiences on the way to the town, strange men who come over to his post, and a young girl who visits him every night in his dream lead Salih into deep paranoia. What is real and what is not is indistinguishable… Until the first rays of the day… Watchman tells a baroque tale that combines Chekhov’s dry humour with Giovanni Papini’s fantastic characters.

CAST

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TURAN ÖZDEMİR

Bekçi Salih
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KORAY ERGUN

Nebbaş
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SERHAN SÜSLER

Gizemli Adam
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UĞUR KARABULUT

Çoban Haydar
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ENGİN ÇELİK

Komiser
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PELİN ERMİŞ

Bakkalın Kızı
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FIRAT TURGUT

Bekçi Mustafa
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ALİ SİNAN DEMİRKALE

Sütçü
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NEŞE ARAT

Bekçinin Eşi
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SENCAR SAĞDIÇ

Bakkal
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UMUT KAYA

Komiser Yardımcısı
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LEVENT PİRİŞTİNA

Bakkaldaki Müşteri

CREW

Cast
TURAN ÖZDEMİR, KORAY ERGUN, SERHAN SÜSLER,
UĞUR KARABULUT, ENGİN ÇELİK, PELİN ERMİŞ, FIRAT TURGUT, ALİ SİNAN DEMİRKALE,
NEŞE ARAT, SENCAR SAĞDIÇ, UMUT KAYA, LEVENT PİRİŞTİNA
Sound design by TOLGA TURGAY UYGUR
Lighting by HAMİT ASLAN
Edited by AZİZ İMAMOĞLU
Art director HARİKA DERYA ERTEN
Music design by EMİN İNAL
Director of photography SERDAR ÖZDEMİR
Producer ELÇİN ÇELİK
Screenwriter-Director DURMUŞ AKBULUT

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