Colors of Turkey

Festival Program

New Turkish Cinema at the Brattle Theater

(Hirsiz Var!)
Directed by Oguzhan Tercan
Screenplay by Haluk Ozenc
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Mehmet Ali Erbil, Gamze Özçelik, Birol Ünel, Gülse Birsel, Fatih Akin, Dost Elver, Mustafa Turan, Suna Pekuysal
2005, 100 minutes
In Turkish with English subtitles
Festivals and Awards: 
2004 European Film Awards - Nomination
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 7:30pm
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
Validated parking at University Place Garage and Charles Square Garage




With the death of a billionaire engaged in illegal practices, his billion-dollar fortune is up for the grabs. As his art collection is being prepared to be sold at an auction, two Turkish thieves from Germany (Fatih Akin, Birol Unel) are hired to steal valuable paintings from the art collection. Meanwhile, Seckin the fashion designer (Haluk Bilginer) - also the brother of Binnur, wife of the late billionaire (Gulse Birsel) - prepares for a fashion show in the same hotel that the robbery is going to take place. With the intervention of police, the beautiful model (Gamze Ozcelik) and her ex-lover (Mehmet Ali Erbil) who has mafia bosses after him seeking revenge, and a paparazzi, the result is an unexpected and humorous twist of events.
Oguzhan Tercan graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts - Department of Cinema and Television of the Dokuz Eylül University. In 1988 he received the First Prize in the Ankara Film Festival's Competition of Short Films with "Marginal" which he directed and produced. He worked as assistant to acknowledged Turkish directors such as Atilla Candemir, Sinan Çetin, Sami Güçlü. He began filming commercials in 1989. He directed "Uzlasma" (The Consensus) in 1991, a film about the murder of well-known journalist Abdi Ipekçi. With this film he won Special Jury Prizes in the Antalya Film Festival (1991) and International Istanbul Film Festival (1992), and the Promising Director Award in the Ankara Film Festival (1992). He directed television series "Besibiryerde" and "Pilli Bebek" in 2002 and 2003. He currently teaches cinema in the Faculties of Communications of Istanbul University and Istanbul Kültür University. 
Selected Filmography:
Hirsiz Var! (Robbery alla Turca, 2004)
Uzlasma (The Consensus, 1991)
Marjinal (Short, 1987)
Bir Denizin Bitirdigi Yitik Kiyilarda (Short, 1985)
Kisa Adam Masali (Short, 1984)