Black Dogs Barking

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Black Dogs Barking
BlackDogsBarkingFilmPoster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Mehmet Bahadır Er
Maryna Gorbach
Produced by Mehmet Bahadır Er
Written by Mehmet Bahadır Er
Starring Cemal Toktaş
Volga Sorgu
Erkan Can
Music by Alp Erkin Çakmak
Barış Diri
Cinematography Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Edited by Maryna Gorbach
Production
company
Karakirmizi Film
Release date
  • January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
  • March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19) (Turkey)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Black Dogs Barking (Turkish: Kara Köpekler Havlarken) is a 2009 Turkish drama film, written, produced and directed by Mehmet Bahadır Er with co-director Maryna Gorbach, starring Cemal Toktaş as a naive young parking attendant who gets mixed up with the mob in pursuit of his dream of running his own car park. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19), won awards at film festivals in Antalya and Ankara and its newcomer directors have been hailed as Turkey’s answer to Martin Scorsese, for their inventive shooting style and authentic ear for the city’s underground slang demonstrated in this their debut film.[1][2]

Production[edit]

The film was shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey.[3]

Plot[edit]

Selim’s family has migrated from Anatolia to İstanbul. A naive young man without any special training or expertise, he likes to feed pigeons on the rooftop of the building he lives in. Selim’s best friend, Çaça Celal, is a local tough guy. Selim and Çaça work for a man they refer to as Usta, running car parks in the ritzy neighborhood on the other side of the road. Their greatest dream is to have a car park of their own. In a club that Selim frequents, he meets Mehmet, who makes an offer that will change their lives forever

Release[edit]

Premiere[edit]

The film premiered on January 25, 2009 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.[4]

After postponing its much anticipated release for months, the film opened across Turkey on March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19).[2]

Festival screenings[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Emrah Güler, writing in Turkish Daily News, states that the film "delves into a recurring theme in Turkish cinema for the last couple of years, the existential angst faced by second-generation men whose families have migrated to Istanbul in the hopes of better lives," and recommends it to those "who are curious about the hype surrounding Turkish cinema’s answer to Martin Scorsese and Guy Ritchie," but not to those "who are bored by the recurring theme."[2]

Accolades[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Filming locations for Kara köpekler havlarken". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
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  10. ^ a b "Golden Orange wraps ups with few surprises". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ "'Black Dogs Barking' to get Denver showing". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Kara Köpekler Havlarken / Black Dogs Barking". BISRFF. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  13. ^ "10 titles vying for prizes at Bursa's Silk Road festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
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  15. ^ "Six Turkish titles at New York Turkish film fest". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  16. ^ "Kara Köpekler Havlarken / Black Dogs Barking". AIFF. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  17. ^ "Award winners running at Ankara film festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  18. ^ "Turkish films days in Munich". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  19. ^ "Köprüdekiler' receives best movie award at Ankara Film Festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  20. ^ "Winners presented with awards at Ankara Film Festival". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 

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