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Game Over

“Game Over” tells the story of a diverse group of illegal Afghan youngsters, who have been left with no choice, but to leave their homes and families behind, to flee as teenagers to a foreign country. The film follows their life in Zeytinburnu, an Afghan diaspora in Turkey, where they do not speak the language and must live underground, hiding from the police, while working in shady jobs. In an underground basement, Mo and Ali live with 30 other boys. As the place is crammed, they spend their awakening hours outside moving around the streets and parks of Zeytinburnu, always on the go, to avoid being caught by the police. Left with no one but themselves, look after one another, their incredible strength and yet extreme vulnerability surface side by side in the no-man's land between childhood and adulthood. Fearlessly, they play a dangerous game of destiny over and over again, determined to smuggle themselves into Europe – a utopia far away. They have all lost so much, they are willing to jeopardize everything to win the dreamy prize of safety and freedom. But at what cost?

  • Writers: Saeed Mayahy, Miriam Carlsen
  • Producers: Saeed Mayahy, Miriam Carlsen
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Saeed mayahy
  • Editor: Saeed mayahy
  • Sound: Ali hassan


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