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Harem Suare

Harem Suare

A Feature film by Ferzan Ozpetek

Produced by R&C Produzioni

Release in France : 24/11/1999


    A sensual biography that exposes the life of Safiye, a young woman living in a Harem in Turkey. Over a number of years Safiye became the Sultan’s “favorite” though she indulges in a secret, passionate love affair with one of the Harem’s Eurichs Nadir. This is her story told 50 years later.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    R&C Produzioni

    Foreign production companies :

    R&C Produzioni, A.F.S. Film

    Co-production :

    Alva Films

    French distribution :

    Océan Films Distribution

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    International releases (19)

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    When I read the screenplay, I felt a call, a little voice telling me, "don't miss out on a story like this one, a role like this." A truly grand, beautiful female role. Safiye is simultaneously strong and fragile, gentle and bitter, serious and funny. She can be sunny or gloomy, elated or resigned, optimistic or depressed, decisive and combative. It's not really a portrait of a heroine, but rather of a dignified woman who learned to live in the fascinating, cruel world of a harem.

    Marie Gillain

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Tilde Corsi

    Co-producers :

    Régine Konckier, Jean-Luc Ormières

    Sound Recordist :

    Stefano Savino

    Editor :

    Mauro Bonanni

    Production Designers :

    Mustafa Ulkenciler, Bruno Cesari

    Costume designer :

    Alfonsina Lettieri

    Post-production supervisor :

    Florence Leonnet

    Screenwriters :

    Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli

    Director of Photography :

    Pasquale Mari

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Aude Thomas

    Production Assistant :

    Florence Leonnet

    Music Composers :

    Pivio De Scalzi, Aldo De Scalzi

    French distributors :

    Thierry Decourcelle, Jean Hernandez

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Turkey

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    Majority French (France, Italy, Turkey )

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    Runtime :

    1 h 46 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2000

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2000)


    Out of Competition

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)


    Contemporary World Cinema

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)


    Un Certain Regard