The Criminals
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    The Criminals

    Les Criminels

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    France, Romania, Turkey

    2021

    24 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.

    Awards

    • Short Film Special Jury Award for Screenwriting - Sundance FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Deniz Altan
    Lorin Merhart
    Erdem Senocak
    Ercan Kesal
    Cem Baza
    Screenplay
    Serhat Karaaslan
    Cinematography
    Tudor Mircea
    Editing
    Nathan Delannoy
    Music
    Charli Circus
    Utku Insel
    Marius Leftãrache
    Charli Masson
    Samy Bardet
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    Serhat Karaaslan

    Serhat Karaaslan

    Turkey

    Serhat Karaaslan, from Kurdistan (Turkey), has directed one feature film and several shorts. His short films were screened and awarded in major festivals like Toronto IFF and Locarno FF. His debut film PASSED BY CENSOR (2019, Cannes Cinéfondation Residence), premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF where it received the Critics’Award, and was shown at festivals around the world winning several awards along the way. His latest work is THE CRIMINALS (2021), World Premiere at Sundance FF.

    Selected Filmography