10 to 11 | 110 minutes
Living on the fourth floor of Emniyet Apartment Building, Mr. Mithat has, against all threats he has faced, managed to protect his collection, which he has been working on since years and that has left him with only a small space to live in. Any piece that he searches for to maintain the coherence of the collection could lead him anywhere in Istanbul. For Mr. Mithat, Istanbul is as unlimited as his collection. For Ali, Istanbul is limited with Emniyet Apartment Building and its surrounddings. Coming from the village to Istanbul, Ali started to work as concierge in the apartment , and when his daughter contracted asthma due to the humidity in the concierge`s floor, Ali sent his family back to their home in the village for a while until the conditions were ameliorated. When the other tenants of the apartment building, out of fear of an earthquake and with the ambition to own a more valuable building, prefer to have the building demolished to be rebuilt again, Mr Mithat begins the most challenging of wars he gave for his collection. The building now ist he shared destiny of these two men who live alone. Their relationship that begins for the intactness of the collection takes on a different level with Mr. Mithat turning Istanbul over to Ali, and it ends where they change each other`s destinies unknowingly.
  • written & directed by

    • pelin esmer
  • producers

    • nida karabol akdeniz
    • tolga esmer
    • pelin esmer
  • co-producers

    • juliette sol (fransa)
    • mustafa dok (almanya)
  • director of photography

    • özgür eken
  • editing

    • ayhan ergürsel
    • pelin esmer
    • cem yıldırım
  • art director

    • naz erayda
  • sound recording

    • kasper munck-hansen
  • sound design

    • umut şenyol
  • sound mix

    • marc elsner
    • michael kaczmarek
  • Türkiye – Fransa – Almanya Ortak Yapımı
  • Turkish-French-German co-production
  • sinefilm (turkey)
  • Stromboli films (france)
  • arte france cinema (france)
  • bredok film production (germany)
  • original title: 11'e 10 kala
  • english title: 10 to 11
  • shooting format: HDCAM
  • formats avaliable: 35 mm. , HDCAM
  • color: color
  • number of reels: 6
  • running time: 110'
  • original film language: turkish
  • subtitles: english, french, spanish
  • screening ratio: 16:9 (1:1,78)
  • sound: dolby digital
  • countries of production: turkey - france - germany
  • year of production: 2009
  • nejat işler ali
  • mithat esmer mithat bey
  • tayanç ayaydın ömer
  • laçin ceylan feride hanım
  • savaş akova ruhi bey
  • sinan düğmeci old books seller
  • tülin özen oung woman in the cemetery
  • aşkın şenol ahmet
  • selen uçer mahinur
  • emine şans umar hülya
  • füsun demirel gülümser's voice
  • liezer abravaya radio technician
  • okay şenol 1st city inspector
  • koray bülent tarhan library worker
  • kutay ülkü head librarian
  • arzu kaçmaz gülten
  • ceren süer selen
  • dilek altuğ ruhi bey's wife ayşe
  • serkan keskin photocopyist
  • arzu kaçmaz gülten
  • nida karabol akdeniz doctor
  • ahmet sarsılmaz security
  • gülden avşaroğlu newspapaer archivist
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival / Spain

    • (Official Selection)
  • Toronto International Film Festival / Canada

    • Turkish Panoroma
  • Istanbul International Film Festival / Turkey

    • Special Prize Of The Jury
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival / Tuurkey

    • Best Film
    • Best Screenplay
  • Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF)/ Abu Dhabi

    • Best New Middle Eastern Director
  • Tromso International Film Festival / Norway

    • FIPRESCI Award
  • Nürnberg Turkish-German Film Festival/Germany

    • Best Film
    • Critics Award
  • Ankara International Film Festival / Turkey

    • Best Director
    • Onat Kutlar Best Screenplay
    • Best Art Direction
  • Cinema Novo Film Festival / Belgium

    • Honourable Mention of the Main Jury
    • Honourable Mention of the Young Jury
  • Tetouan Uluslararası Film Festivali / Fas

    • Special Prize Of The Jury
  • IndieLisboa Film Festival/ Portugal

    • Special Prize Of The Jury
  • Tofifest International Film Festival/Poland

    • Best Film
  • Eurasia Film Festival / Kazakhstan

    • Best Director