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Kleine freiheit

Fortnight 2003, Feature film, 1h38mn


Hamburg. Baran is a young Kurd orphan taken in by German relatives. Raised in an institution, his application for asylum is rejected and he survives working as a delivery boy for a Turkish fast food eatery. Life looks brighter when he meets Chernor, a 16-year-old African, also illegal. While Chernor deals drugs to raise money and emigrate to Australia, Baran’s past catches up with him. He meets an old Kurd who may be responsible for his parents’ death.


Yüksel Yavuz

Yüksel Yavuz was born in Karakocan (Turkish Kurdistan) in 1964 and has lived in Hamburg, Germany since 1980. From 1986 to 1989 he studied Economics and Sociology and after studying Visual Communicaton at Hamburg’s Academy of Fine Arts, made several documentaries. His first feature film, « Children of April » (Aprilkinder) won the Audience Award at the Max Ophüls Film Festival in Saarbruecken in 1999.

Cagdas Bozkurt
Leroy Delmar
Nazmi Kirik
Necmettin Cobanoglu
Sunay Girisken
Susanna Rozkosny

Yüksel Yavuz

Patrick Orth

Eynar Marell, Manfred Arbter

Lars Spâth Ali Ecber

Ali Ecber

Set decoration
Béatrice Schultz

Production et Ventes à l?étranger : Ralph E. Cotta Peter Stockhaus Cotta Media Entertainment Suarezstrasse 43 14057 Berlin Allemagne Tél :+49 30 891 66 11 Fax: +49 30 308 24 339 Coproductions : ZDF Mainz (Allemagne) Presse (Int.) : Felix Neunzerling Zoom Medienfabrik GmbH Schillerstrasse 94 14052 Berlin Allemagne Tél: +49 30 31 50 68 68 Fax: +49 30 31 50 68 58 Mob : +49 171 402 62 05

Title in Original Version : A little bit of freedom