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Mercedes My Love

A Feature film by Bay Okan

Produced by L'european

Release in France : 17/05/1995

    Synopsis

    Every summer, Turkish immigrants working in Europe return home. The cars that bring them back, over distances that can run into thousands of miles, are the symbol of their success in northern Europe. The Turkish border. A gold-coloured Mercedes 350 SE.Unlike all the other vehicles around it, this one is not weighed down... and it gleams. At the wheel of the Mercedes is Bayram, a street-sweeper in Munich, whose life's dream has come true : he's returning home with the symbol of his success that he has paid for with his savings. On the road back to his village, in the heart of the Turkish province of Anatolia, he takes great care of his Mercedes, "his love", the most precious thing in his life... But when you try to do things too well...

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    L'european

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artedis

    Foreign production company :

    Manfilm

    French distribution :

    Artedis

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "These days, social success is first and foremost material.
    We want others to see the outer signs of this success. Contentment and comfort are today's status symbols.
    "Display" and "recognition" have became standards of happines."
    (Bay Okan)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Bay Okan, Farid Tourab

    Screenwriter :

    Bay Okan

    Sound Recordist :

    Uli Zernner

    Editor :

    André Gautier

    Music Composer :

    Vladimir Cosma

    Author of original work :

    Adalet Agaoglu

    Directors of Photography :

    Tortsen Breuer, Orhan Oguz, Colin Meunier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michel Bellamari

    Production Designer :

    Hans-Jörg Hornberger

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, France)

    Production year :

    1993

    French release :

    17/05/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    68.089

    Visa issue date :

    03/05/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color