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Detmold 2007




2004 / 128’/ 35 mm / Color / Turkey

Director: Reha Erdem
Script: Reha Erdem
Music: Abboud Abdel Aall
Cinematography: Florent Herry
Art Direction: Mehtap Ün Kanıbelli
Editing: Nathalie Le Guay
Cast: Ali Düşenkalkar, Işıl Yücesoy, Köksal Engür, Şenay Gürler, Arzu Bazman, Turgay Aydın, Aydoğan Oflu, Bülent Emin Yarar, Ozan Uygun, Esra Bezen Bilgin
Producer: Ömer Atay
Production Company: Atlantik Film Yapım Ltd.
World Sales: Atlantik Film Yapım Ltd.
Phone: +90 212 278 3611Fax : +90 212 278 1971E- Mail: omeratay@atlantikfilm.com


The film begins with Ali’s accident. Ali has lost his memory. With Ali’s confusion, all the characters of the story find themselves in a state of chaos. This chaos being the chaos of daily life, of life itself. The mystery of a precious ring passing  from one to another with each claiming to be the owner, the distant story of a robbery, and a mock police investigation ad deven more flavor to the story. But there is a paralel story within “Mommy, I’m scared”. This is the story of the human body. This story, which in real life exists in every human body regardless of revolutions, incidents, or intrigues, comes to the forefront in the film. It outshines intrigue. It shadows the eyes and ears of the human bodies observing the incidents in the film. What’s human anyway. A memory woven by fears, weaknesses and desires and a fragile body made up of flesh, blood and bones.


In order to study cinema he quit his History study at Boğaziçi University and went to Paris in 1983. He completed the Department of Cinema at Paris University. He did his graduate study in the Department of Modern Art. He made his first feature film “Oh, Moon” in 1989. The film won an award at Nantes Film Festival. It was shown in several festivals abroad. It was chosen the Best Film of the Year by the Writers Association. The second film he made “Run For Money” (1999) represented Turkey at the Oscar Awards in the category of Best Foreign