CHIKO

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

OZGUR YILDIRIM

2008 || 92 mins || 35mm || Color || Feature

WORLD SALES

The Match Factory (Cologne)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 08 - Panorama

SYNOPSIS

Chiko wants to make it all the way up to the top. He and his best friend, Tibet, think that money, power and respect is all that counts for two young guys of Turkish background in the suburban ghettos of Hamburg.
Chiko uses his ruthless wits to catch the attention of Brownie, a local drug lord who controls everything the two friends dream of. Chiko fights for Brownie’s trust and respect and evenutally becomes a player in the drug underworld.
But when Tibet crosses violent Brownie, Chiko finds himself in a dangerous situation. Everything he has risked his life for is at stake: his reputation, his status, and his friendship with Tibet.

CAST

Chiko (Denis Moschitto), Tibet (Volkan Özcan),
Curly (Fahri Ogün Yardim), Brownie (Moritz Bleibtreu), Meryem (Reyhan Sahin - "Lady Ray"), Tibet’s Mother (Lilay Huser)

CREW

Producers (Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel),
Cinematographer (Matthias Bolliger)