Watchtower
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.
  • writer & director
    • pelin esmer
  • producers
    • tolga esmer
    • nida karabol akdeniz
    • pelin esmer
  • co-producers
    • mustafa dok
    • guillaume de seille
  • associate producers
    • rémi roy, bénédicte thomas (arizona films, FR)
    • chris breuer (bredok, DE)
  • supported by
    • eurimages
    • t.c. kültür bakanlığı sinema genel müdürlüğü
    • medienboard berlin – brandenburg
    • cnc
  • director of photography
    • özgür eken
  • editing
    • ayhan ergürsel
    • pelin esmer
  • art director
    • osman özcan
  • line producer
    • mustafa dok
  • assistant director
    • armağan lale
  • second assistant director
    • mutlu karadoğan
  • continuity
    • ülker çağatay munck-hansen
  • sound recording
    • kasper munck-hansen
  • boom operator
    • delphine régnier-cavéro
  • sound editing
    • marc nouyrigat
  • sound mix
    • frédéric théry
  • foley artist
    • bertrand boudaud
  • focus puller
    • alexander hergeledji
  • gaffer
    • ersin aldemir
  • bestboy
    • ceyhun parlak
  • casting director
    • ezgi baltaş
  • costume
    • asu kızılırmak
  • make-up
    • dilek zengin
  • assistant art director
    • samet bilen
  • production manager
    • hüseyin çaksın
  • grip
    • mustafa şahin
  • making of
    • selkan larlar
  • post production supervisors
    • selkan larlar
    • stefan witzel
  • post production studios
    • the post republic (berlin)
  • vfx artists
    • héctor robles fernández (the post republic)
    • jean-michael boublil (the post republic)
    • alaz soytemiz
    • stefan witzel
  • poster design
    • bala kavlakoğlu
  • translations
    • lucy wood
    • violaine mézière
    • recai hallaç
    • ayça sezen
  • 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
  • Göteborg International Film Festival /Sweden
    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