Bir Ticaret Masali – The Market

02 Feb 11

Director: Ben Hopkins



93 min

This spry Turkish comedy centres on a small-time gamble
gone bad. The luckless Mihram is a charismatic but
roguish black market trader, desperate to set up the cell
phone franchise that will make him a legitimate merchant.
When an opportunity arises to help a local doctor acquire
much-needed medicines from neighbouring Kazakhstan,
the chance to improve his relationship with both God and
his wife (while turning a profit!) proves irresistible to
Mihram. British writer/director Ben Hopkins manages to
capture the humanity and soul of a community for whom
every interaction is a negotiation.