A sequel to Lalelide Bir Azize, and with the collaboration of practically the same team, Gemide is a story of four sailors who co-exist in a silt-cleaning ship, living a very routine existence, enlivened only by the tales spun by their captain. One evening one of the sailors arrives back from the harbor badly beaten and robbed. The others track down the culprits but accidentally kill one of them; to add to their problems, they have also kidnapped a prostitute, keeping her in the hold overnight. The next morning they realize what trouble they have got themselves into, and what they will have to do to extricate themselves from it. —turkishfilmchannel.com
Serdar AKAR (1964, Turkey) graduated from Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy in Ankara in 1985 and from Cinema & TV department of Mimar Sinan University in 1994. He worked as assistant to several Turkish directors. He has directed several series for TV.
Gemide/On Board (1998), Dar alanda kisa paslasmalar (2000), Maruf (2001), Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006), In Bar (2007) —IFFR
Turkish film director Serdar Akar teamed-up with fellow debutante Önder Çakar for this shocking companion piece to “A Madonna in Laleli” by film school classmate Kudret Sabancı, which picked up multiple… read review