MEN ON THE BRIDGE
Director: Asli Özge
Feature film | D/TR/NL | 2009
87 min | Dolby SRD
43rd Hof International Film Festival
A bit of a Don Juan with his styled hair and single earring, Fikret illegally sells roses in the traffic jam on the Bosphorus Bridge that links Asia and Europe. At the same time, he is striving for a regular job in old downtown Istanbul. Umut drives a shared taxi crossing the Bosphorus Bridge every day. He is searching for a better apartment to rent in order to satisfy his wife, whose desires are beyond his earnings. The traffic policeman Murat, who is stationed on the bridge, feels alone amidst the solid lines of cars. Each night at home, he logs on to the Internet looking for dating opportunities. Unaware of each other, Fikret, Umut and Murat intersect in the rush hour every day with millions of others, coping with the straits of fulfilling their aspirations in the big city.