At the Bar

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At the Bar
Barda poster.jpg
Theatrical film poster
Directed bySerdar Akar
Written bySerdar Akar
Produced bySerdar Akar
Güner Koralı
Alev Gezer
StarringNejat İşler
Hakan Boyav
Erdal Beşikçioğlu
CinematographyMehmet Aksın
Music bySelim Demirdelen
Kenda Film
Release date
  • February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office1.681.728,00

At the Bar (Turkish: Barda) is a 2007 Turkish crime drama film, written and directed by Serdar Akar based on a real-life event that happened in Ankara, Turkey in 1997, featuring Nejat İşler as the head of a gang which brutalises, murders and rapes a group of young friends. The film, which went on general release across the country on February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02), was shown in competition at the 26th Istanbul International Film Festival and marketed as the most violent Turkish film ever made.[1]


A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare to head home they find themselves held captive at gunpoint by five strangers. With their mouths, hands and feet tied, they are tortured, raped and murdered until the next morning. The gang who have captured them have no clear reason, they just want to punish these young people for everything left incomplete in their lives.


Festival Screenings[edit]

  • 14th Antalya Golden Boll Film Festival
  • 18th Limak Ankara International Film Festival
  • 26th Istanbul International Film Festival


  1. ^ Esmen, Yasemin Sim (2007-02-02). "And justice for all". Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review. Retrieved 2010-03-08.

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