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Passed by Censor

Passed by Censor

Gorulmustur
2019Films Crime & Thriller/Drama1 h 35 mins
A censor working in a Turkish prison becomes obsessed with an inmate's mysterious wife.
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Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor

Passed by Censor

Gorulmustur
2019Films Crime & Thriller/Drama1 h 35 mins
Next Play on CinemaWorld
Friday, 21 Jun at 11:35 PM SIN
See Schedule
Passed by Censor
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Passed by Censor
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Zakir works in a prison as a censor. His days are spent reading other people's letters, carefully blacking out everything not meant for the eyes of those serving time. In order to escape the stress of his job, he signs up for a creative writing course. One day, however, he is given a tricky assignment - to select a photograph and write a fictional account inspired by the picture. He decides to use a photo he finds enclosed in one of the letters. But Zakir's interest in the woman depicted shifts beyond the assigned task and becomes a compulsive preoccupation to help her, regardless of whether her cruel fate is real or just a figment of his imagination.
Country
Germany
France
Turkey
Language
Turkish

Details
Zakir works in a prison as a censor. His days are spent reading other people's letters, carefully blacking out everything not meant for the eyes of those serving time. In order to escape the stress of his job, he signs up for a creative writing course. One day, however, he is given a tricky assignment - to select a photograph and write a fictional account inspired by the picture. He decides to use a photo he finds enclosed in one of the letters. But Zakir's interest in the woman depicted shifts beyond the assigned task and becomes a compulsive preoccupation to help her, regardless of whether her cruel fate is real or just a figment of his imagination.
Country
Germany
France
Turkey
Language
Turkish

Accolades
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Audience Choice Award Nominee
Taipei Film Festival, 2020
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Best Screenplay
National Competition, Istanbul Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Critics’ Award
National Competition, Ankara International Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Audience Choice Award Nominee
Taipei Film Festival, 2020
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Best Screenplay
National Competition, Istanbul Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Critics’ Award
National Competition, Ankara International Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Audience Choice Award Nominee
Taipei Film Festival, 2020
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Best Screenplay
National Competition, Istanbul Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor
Passed by Censor
Serhat Karaaslan, Critics’ Award
National Competition, Ankara International Film Festival, 2019
Passed by Censor

Critics
...'"... (Karaaslan) gets engaging performances from all his casts..."'
Variety

Meet the Cast
Berkay Ates

Berkay Ates

Saadet Aksoy

Saadet Aksoy

Meet the Cast
Berkay Ates

Berkay Ates

Saadet Aksoy

Saadet Aksoy

Director's Statement

For the last few years, I have been in correspondence with one of my relatives, a political prisoner. I knew that my letters were being monitored by officials in prison but I did not think much about it. One day, however, I noticed that many lines from the letter were scratched out. When I visited my relative, I asked him why he had done this. He replied that it was not him, but probably the letter commission who had censored something they had found objectionable. 

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