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Kebab Connection

Kebab Connection

A Feature film by Hiner Saleem

Produced by Les Films du Rivage

Release in France : 03/06/1998


    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.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Les Films du Rivage

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    STUDIOCANAL, Les Films de l'Ouest, Le Bureau

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    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 (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Marc Ruscart

    Screenwriter :

    Hiner Saleem

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Vanessa Jerrom

    Sound editor :

    Corinne Rozenberg

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Marc TranTran Ba

    Costume designers :

    Muriel Senaux, Claire Risterucci

    Sound Recordist :

    Frédéric Ullman

    Director of photography :

    Valérie Le Gurun

    Editor :

    Anna Ruiz

    Assistant Editor :

    Pascal Latil

    Music Composer :

    Hiner Saleem

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    Feature film

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    French, Kurdish

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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