Watchtower | 100 minutes
A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. Hiding away from others and fighting their battle of conscience alone, they get caught by each other. Once their lives collide, they have to fight the battle before each other.
  • written & directed by

    • pelin esmer
  • producers

    • tolga esmer
    • nida karabol akdeniz
    • pelin esmer
  • coproducers

    • mustafa dok
    • guillaume de seille
  • director of photography

    • özgür eken
  • editors

    • ayhan ergursel
    • pelin esmer
  • art director

    • osman özcan
  • sound recording

    • kasper munck-hansen
  • sound design

    • marc nouyrigat
  • sound mix

    • frédéric théry
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  • original title: gözetleme kulesi
  • english title: watchtower
  • formats avaliable: DCP, 35mm, DVD, HDcam, Digibeta
  • color: color
  • running time: 100'
  • original film language: turkish
  • subtitles: english, french, spanish, german
  • screening ratio: 1.85:1
  • sound: dolby digital
  • countries of production: turkey - france - germany
  • year of production: 2012
  • olgun simsek nihat
  • nilay erdonmez seher
  • menderes samancilar the boss
  • kadir cermik the driver
  • lacin ceylan the mother
  • riza akin the father
  • mehmet bozdogan the chief
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival / Turkey (Turkey Premiere)

    • Best Director Award
    • Best Actress Award
    • Best Supporting Actress Award
    • Best Supporting Actor Award
    • Best Cinematography Award
  • Toronto International Film Festival / Canada (World Premiere)

    • Official Selection
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival / Holland (European Premiere)

    • Official Selection
  • Göteburg International Film Festival /Switzerland

    • Official Selection
  • Nuremberg Turkey - Germany Film Festival / Germany

    • Best Actress Award
  • Texas Victoria Indie Film Festival / USA

    • Crossroads Award
  • RxSM Underground Film Expo / USA

    • Best Actress Award
  • Brasilia International Film Festival / Brazil

    • Best Actress Award
  • Romania International Film Festival / Romania

    • Festival Trophy
  • Mannheim Turkish Films Festival / Germany

    • Jury Prize
  • Tashkent International Film Forum / Uzbekistan

    • Best Film - Golden Guepard