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08.03. - 18:30,
Cinema House

09.03. - 14:00,
Cinema House

11.03. - 16:30,
Odeon

Director:  Ozgur Yildirim
Cinematography:  Matthias Bolliger
Screenplay:  Ozgur Yildirim
Producer:  Fatih Akin , Klaus Maeck , Andreas Thiel
Cast:  Denis Moschitto , Moritz Bleibtreu , Volkan zcan
Production:  Corazn International
International distribution:  The Match Factory
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Germany , 2008, 92 min, color

Chiko has high hopes. He dreams of wealth, power, respect and recognition. He and his pals Tibet and Curly have decided to grab a piece of the action in the local drug scene on his Hamburg high rise estate. Chiko forces a street dealer to give him the name of the man he works for Scholle. When they pay Scholle a visit at his apartment, Chiko uses brute force to make sure that he will let his boss know that, from now on, Chiko is the top man. Shortly afterwards, the trio are kicking a ball about on the street when two guys roll up in a Mercedes and ask Chiko to get in their boss wants to see him. Music producer and drug boss Brownie asks Chiko to tell him how he envisages repaying the damage he has done. But its all perfectly clear to Chiko. All Brownie has to do is drop Scholle and let him flog the drugs instead. Impressed by his self-confidence, Brownie gives Chiko the job to distribute ten kilos of grass in ten days. But on no account is he to sell on the street he must use an apartment that Brownie puts at his disposal. This is the opportunity that Chiko has been waiting for. Before long operations are running at full swing. The money begins to flow and it looks as though Chiko and his friends are one step closer to fulfilling their dreams. A white Mercedes, a chopper motorcycle, women and influence itll all soon be at their fingertips. But then Tibet makes a grave mistake and Chiko has to decide between wealth and friendship, power and loyalty, Brownie and his old mate

Ozgur Yildirim
German director, born in Hamburg in 1979, Ozgur Yildirim grew up in Hamburg-Dulsberg. Having begun to write stories at the age of eleven, he published a novel, Graue Nachte at the age of fourteen and began making Super-8 films with his friends. In 1998 his 50-minute ghetto drama Hartes Blut was broadcast on the citizens channel Offene Kanal. After taking final school examinations and completing his community service year from 2002-04, he took up studies at Hamburg Media School, graduating as a director in 2004. Chiko is his first feature film.
2003  Liebe auf turkisch short
2003  Der Notige Schneid short
2004  Alim Market short
2008  Chiko
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