THE MARKET

1994, Mihram is a comic and inventive small-time black market trader in a provincial town in Eastern Turkey. He has many ideas for good business deals, but never enough capital to realise them. One day the hospital supply truck is robbed, and the local GP hires Mihram to find some medicines on the black market. Finally, Mihram has the necessary capital to make a good deal, but he will have to gamble with the community’s money. If he loses, he will be an outcast. If he wins, he will have a good start-up business. But he hasn’t reckoned with two things – the local mafia, and the inscrutable rules of the marketplace.


Directed by Ben Hopkins

100 minutes


Awards

Winner - Best Actor - Locarno International Film Festival 

Winner - Best Film - Ghent Film Festival 

Winner - Best Film - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2009 

Winner - Best Screenplay - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2009 

Winner - Best Actor - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2009 

‘Drop everything and buy a ticket’ 

The Daily Mirror

★★★★

Financial Times

‘A TERRIFIC LITTLE FILM, WARM, FUNNY AND HUMANE’  ★★★★

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‘ENGAGING, RUEFULLY FUNNY’ 

The Guardian

‘MARVELLOUSLY ENTERTAINING’ 

Variety

‘Full of humour, charm and intelligence’ 

Time Out

★★★★ 

Evening Standard