by Menduh Un
Director: Menduh Un
Script: Menduh Un, Marcit Koper
Cinematographer: Orhan Oguz
Music: Cahit Berkay
Cast: E. Akyldiz, M. Samancilar, Günay Girik, Meriç Basaran
Production: Kadri Yurdatap, Pour Mine Film
Distribution: Cinéma Public Films
35 mm, Color, 85 min,
OV Turkish with French Subtitles
The Master Director, Memduh Ün’s, adaptation of Muzaffer İzgü’s autobiographic novel focuses on Muzo’s story, who lives in a poor neighbourhood of Adana with his elder brother, mother and unemployed father in a shanty. Zıkkımın Kökü, depicts the dreams of a little boy, his love for the cinema and his exciting teenage years, with great sensitivity.
The movie depicts a very important historical period, Turkey after Atatürk. Studies and hard-working are a promise for a better living than the previous generation.
« … That's exactly what is important in this movie, a child who is both a child annd a man, a child who becomes an adult without ever ceasing being a child. ». Jean Roy.