Hair / Saç
2010, 35 mm, Color (16th Festival on Wheels)
CastAyberk Pekcan, Nazan Kesal, Rıza Akın
ProductionZuzi Film, Digital Creations
DistributionZuzi Film, Cihannüma Mah., Abbasağa Sok., No.9 D.1 Beşiktaş İstanbul T +90 212 260 9232 | email@example.com | www.zuzifilm.com
Hamdi, a wig seller in a run-down district in Istanbul, is desperately lonely. He’s addicted to
cigarettes and spends his time, day and night, bored, in his store, which is also his home. His
cancer means he has only a short time left to live, but he chain-smokes, staring out of his window
at a woman in red, a prostitute standing on the pavement on the other side of the noisy road.
Hamdi also believes he is shrinking and measures his height every day. He has no expectations:
except perhaps of going somewhere far away before he dies. Brazil is the furthest place he can
think of, a paradise with no pain.
One day a strange thing happens: a woman, Meryem, comes to his store to sell her very long
hair. Hamdi is stunned as he contemplates her. He cuts her hair as she hides her tears. Hamdi
becomes obsessed, following her when she leaves the store and then everywhere she goes.
As Meryem, married to a churlish man who washes corpses for a living, realises that Hamdi is
pursuing her, the situation becomes ever more bizarre…