Meine Beschneidung
My Circumcision

film type fiction Production Country Germany production year 2013 runtime 17'00
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3) sound format Dolby A languages Türkisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch

Nine-year-old Ümit does not want to go to Turkey with his family. He is haunted by the thought of his upcoming circumcision and he misses his friends in Germany. Everyone in Turkey is stupid, especially his cousin Haluk. Ümit feels like a fish out of water. Tradition demands of him to step up and face his fears, but not without his Mesut Özil football shirt. A small but beautiful short story about childhood, coming of age and an exceptional friendship.

director Arne Ahrens Besetzung / Cast Arif Fidan, Burak Yigit, Ercan Karacayli, Kaan Aydogdu, Suzan Demircan, Tim Seyfi Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Matthias Hornschuh Schnitt / Editing Arne Ahrens Drehbuch / Script Arne Ahrens Bildgestaltung / DOP Pedram Noutash Produktion / Production Teymour Tehrani, Ümit Uludag Tongestaltung / Sound Design Christophe Kalkau
Festivals
interfilm Berlin: Internationales Kurzfilmfestival, Germany
LUCAS - Internationales Festival für junge Filmfans, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey
Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, Germany
FILMZ - Festival des deutschen Kinos, Mainz, Germany
Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken, Germany (Zuschauerpreis)
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (Bester Kurzspielfilm)
Filmschau FrankfurtRheinMain, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Hessischer Filmpreis)
Production
  • Neue Zeit Filmproduktion
  • Ümit Uludag
  • Königsallee 57
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
  • +49 7141 1477510
Distribution
  • Neue Zeit Filmproduktion
  • Ümit Uludag
  • Königsallee 57
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
  • +49 7141 1477510
Sales
  • Neue Zeit Filmproduktion
  • Ümit Uludag
  • Königsallee 57
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
  • +49 7141 1477510

Arne Ahrens

Born 1975 in Hamburg;
internship and assistant as an Avid editor in Hamburg and Düsseldorf;
since 2000 editor and director;
2001-2008 cinema studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz;
graduated with a diploma

Filmography
2004 THE SLAUGHTERING SALESMAN
2005 WATCH ME
2006 GROßSTADTRÄUBER
2007 SARRELIBRE
2010 KOMM UND HOL MICH