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Kebab Connection

A Feature film by Hiner Saleem

Produced by Films du Rivage (Les)

Release in France : 03/06/1998

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Films du Rivage (Les)

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STUDIOCANAL, Le Bureau, Films de l'Ouest (Les)

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Pathé Distribution

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Cheto, a Kurdish political refugee living in Paris, has a French girlfriend called Christine. Cheto wants to get married, but not to Christine. He wants a beautiful Kurdish virgin who is also a patriot. He sends his best friend, Misto Vidéo, with a camcorder to Kurdistan to find his bride. He chooses a beautiful bride and a marriage is arranged. But it’s not the happy bride he has chosen that shows up in Paris.


The script started out from a basic fact of Kurdish life: the first generation of Kurdish refugees, who were not very numerous, could not return to their homeland so their families took charge of finding them a wife. When a girl was agreed upon, she was “dispatched” with a guarantee of her good morals and virginity. These types of marriage were known ironically as “postal marriages”. Nowadays, the camcorder has revolutionized the practice and we talk about “video marriages”.

Hiner Saleem

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Marc Ruscart

Director of photography :

Valérie Le Gurun

Press Attaché (film) :

Vanessa Jerrom

Sound editor :

Corinne Rozenberg

Music Composer :

Hiner Saleem

Screenwriter :

Hiner Saleem

Sound Recordist :

Frédéric Ullman

Editor :

Anna Ruiz

Production Designer :

Jean-Marc TranTran Ba

Costume designers :

Muriel Senaux, Claire Risterucci

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Feature film

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French, Kurdish

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100% French

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1 h 40 min

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