The Disconnected

Documentary and Short Film Competition


-- Non-Competition -

THE DISCONNECTED (Tutunamayanlar)

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 3:15 p.m.
GSU Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Short / 2007 / 19' 51" / Turkey
Written and directed by Savas Baykal
In Turkish with English subtitles
Cast: Arif Koc, Rasim Ergisi, Ali Cenk, Rabia Engin, Mehmet Koc, Canan Koc, Ulku Koc, Handan Koc, Serkan Koc, Sezgin Koc, Gokan Koc, Okan Koc


The problems which get tougher with unemployment and difficulties in life cause big clashes in a family. Arif is in deep depression and has to find a way. Tragicomic story of young man just trying to hang on to life.

Festivals and Awards

Yılmaz Güney Short Film Festival: Jury Honor Award
IF International Istanbul Short Film Festival
AFM cinemas Berlin/Istanbul/Ankara
"Kissadan Hisse" Film Anthology
3rd Young Talents Short Film Festival


Savas BaykalSavas Baykal was born in Diyarbakir in 1978. He finished his secondary and high school education in Ankara. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts. He has continued his education at the Academy of Film and Kunst (Film and Arts) in Dresden, Germany.

Kursun Asker (The Bullet Soldier, 2008, short)
Kagittan Hayatlar (Paper Lives, 2008, short)
Suratsizlar ve Aynalar (Uglies and the Mirrors, 2008, short)
Kara Delik ve Bilyeler (The Black Hole and the Marbles, 2007, short; Yilmaz Guney Short Films Festival Jury Honor Award, 3rd Young Talents Short Film Festival)
Gocebe Bulusmasi (The Convention of Nomads, 2007, short; 3rd Young Talents Short Film Festival)
Kucuk Eller Buyuk Oyunlar (Little Hands Big Games, 2007, short; Ankara Bar Association Festival of Short Films with Theme Justice: Best Movie Award)
Kadin (The Women, 2007, short; IF International Istanbul Short Film Festival; Shorts from Turkey, Berlin)
Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected, 2007, short; Yilmaz Guney Short Film Festival Jury Honor Award; IF International Istanbul Short Film Festival; Kisadan Hisse Short Films Festival Selection; Hisar Short Films Festival; 3rd Young Talents Short Films Festival)
Hudutlarin Kanunu (The Laws of the Limits, 2007, short)
Fareler ve Gemiler (The Mice and the Ships, 2007, short)
Kelebek (The Butterfly, 2006, short)
Kilic Avcisi (Sword Hunter, 2005, short)