A hole gapes in the vast landscape. It yawns somewhere in the Anatolian hinterland, but its cause is global: lack of water, founded on a policy that cares about individual interests but little about those of the community. Emre, a young and dedicated prosecutor, is newly appointed to a small town hit by the water crisis and political scandals. After an initial welcome, he experiences an increasing number of tense interactions and is reluctantly dragged into local politics. When Emre forms a bond with the owner of the local newspaper pressure escalates under heated rumors. Rumors and lies characterize everyday life and gradually become truths. A captivating, superbly photographed and acted political thriller in which abysses open up.
Emin Alper is a Turkish filmmaker and historian. His directorial debut, Beyond the Hill won the Caligari Film Prize in the 62nd Berlinale and Best Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. His second feature Frenzy won the Special Jury Prize after premiering in competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.