My Sweet Pepper Land

Synopsis: Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having arrived in the small village, he refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the seriously corrupt tribal chief and absolute ruler of the area. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers. Like Baran, she represents another law, that of the young and autonomous Kurdish state. Govend is all the more vulnerable as she is not a married woman.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Hiner Saleem
Production: Rohfilm
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
Year:
2013
100 min
51 Views


They're searching for rebels.

That's the teacher.

I can't allow you to walk.

I'm used to walking.

Ride with me.

My name is Govend.

- Baran.

What are you doing in Kamarian?

I'm a new commander.

Thank you.

I'd like to get down here.

One woman and two men,

people like to gossip.

Thank you.

There's still work to be done,

but it'll be nice. Come inside.

There's just two phones in the village.

One here and the other in the restaurant.

Villagers come here to use the phone.

You have to listen to their love problems,

stories about chickens and roosters.

It's boring, but sometimes useful.

All these people on this picture,

they are all your predecessors.

It's always the same photographer?

Yes, why?

Good evening.

- Mister Zirek!

- How are you?

Good evening.

They changed the lock.

I know, they changed it

while you were gone.

Do you have a new key?

I'll check, or you can

come and sleep with us.

- With you?

- In the shelter.

- Does it go off often?

- Electricity?

Only God knows.

They have two rooms and a prison.

This is the gun that belonged to

the previous commander.

This hat is from the guy before him.

Damn electricity!

- Good evening.

- Good evening.

Welcome.

Thank you.

Do you want some alcohol?

I have really good alcohol.

For the night, two or three bottles?

After Simk's death,

there was no heating at your place.

Good evening.

- Good evening.

- Good evening.

Mister Saman.

I don't have the keys.

Are there any spare rooms?

Are there any spare rooms?

No.

No, there're no spare rooms.

I see.

They don't want the teacher.

They don't want a school

where the woman is alone?

How long do you work here?

For three months.

What does your family says?

They disagree.

I respect things that my father says.

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Hiner Saleem

Huner Saleem, also transliterated as Huner Salim, is an Iraqi–Kurdish film director. He was born in the town of Aqrah in Iraqi Kurdistan. He left Iraq at the age of 17, and soon made his way to Italy, where he completed school and attended university. Later on, he moved to France where he lives now. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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