Release date:August 23, 2006
Studio:Koch Lorber Films
Starring:Xewet Gectan, Erdal Celik, Nuretin Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Xhiljona Ndoja
A prize-winner on the international festival circuit, "Fratricide" is an elegantly shot, gripping drama of young Kurds and Turks relocated to Germany where they hope to escape the tribal violence and poverty of their homeland. Instead, they find themselves strangers in a strange land: inhabitants of a soulless society where prostitution, street violence and prejudice offer no respite from the past. The friendship that evolves between one young man and the youngster he attempts to mentor suggests that love and loyalty are one's best hope against bitterness and rage. But the harsh reality of refugee life in Western Europe that "Fratricide" unflinchingly portrays subverts even their best instincts.