Ice Cream, I Scream

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Ice Cream, I Scream
Directed by Yüksel Aksu
Produced by
  • Yüksel Aksu
  • Eyüp Boz
  • Tankut Kılınç
Written by Yüksel Aksu
Starring Turan Özdemir
Music by Baba Zula
Cinematography Sedat Karadeniz
Edited by
  • Yıldız Uysal
  • Figen Erdöş
  • Hermès Film
  • Makara Film
Distributed by Özen Film
Release date
  • 24 November 2006 (2006-11-24) (Turkey)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Ice Cream, I Scream (Turkish: Dondurmam Gaymak) is a 2006 Turkish comedy film written and directed by Yüksel Aksu and starring Turan Özdemir, the film's sole professional actor; the rest being residents of Muğla, Turkey.

The film was Turkey's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2][3]


Ali, who is ice cream salesman in Muğla, tries to survive in the face of fierce competition from the big ice cream brands. While trying to promote his ice cream, he tours the village with his brand new yellow ice cream motorbike. However the naughty boys of the town who are chasing him to have free ice cream, steal the motorbike while he is away. Still repaying the debts for the loan on his motorbike, Ali becomes furious and accuses the big ice cream brands of stealing the car in order to destroy him. He starts investigating the theft of his motorbike asking one by one to the sellers of the big brands, while all along the naughty boys are enjoying their free ice cream.


  • Turan Özdemir as Ali
  • Nejat Altinsoy as Komunist Mustafa
  • Mehmet Amca as Arif Dede
  • Levent Aras as Coban
  • Ayse Aslan as the mother
  • Gulnihal Demir as Canfeda
  • Arap Fevzi as Arap Fevzi
  • Ulas Saribas as Kamil
  • Recep Yener as Imam
  • Metin Yildiz as Gasteci Metin
  • Ali Sefik Tavil as Kamil Baba
  • Ismet Can Suda as Tingoz Kerim


After gaining a submission for the Academy Awards,[4] Dondurmam Gaymak was chosen to be the opening movie at the Queens Film Festival,[5] as well as winning two Queens Spirit awards including Best Comedy Director for Yüksel Aksu[6] and Best Comedy Film.[6] It won a Special Jury award at Istanbul International Film Festival,[7][8] and won an Ankara Movie Awards for Special Jury Awards,[7] People's Jury Awards and Best Actor (Turan Özdemir).[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DONDURMAM GAYMAK [ICE SCREAM,I SCREAM] (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2006-10-19). "Oscar race counts 61 countries". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Foreign language Oscar nominees announced". The New Zealand Herald. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  4. ^ "2007 Foreign Language Oscar: European submissions". Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Queens International Film Festival 2006 Schedule of Event". Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  6. ^ a b "Queens International Film Festival 2006 Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ "25. Uluslararası İstanbul Film Festivali Ödülleri" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Festival'in Kazananları Belli Oldu" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 

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