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Detmold 2007



2004 / 104' / 35 mm / Color / Turkey

Director: Uğur Yücel
Script: Uğur Yücel
Music: Erkan Oğur
Cinematography: Barış Özbiçer, Ahmet Emre Tanyıldız, Tayfun Çetindağ, Roy Kurtluyan
Art Direction: Gülay Doğan
Editing: Uğur Yücel, Valdis oskarsdottır
Cast: Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Olgun Şimşek, Bahri Beyat, Eli Mango, Engin Günaydın, Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı, Erkan Can, Settar Tanrıoğen, Sultan Gündüz
Producer: Uğur Yücel, Defne Kayalar, Hakkı Göçeoğlu, Maris Padouvas, Despina Mouzaki
Production Company: Mahayana Film
World Sales: Can Sanatsal Etkinlikler Tic. Ltd. Şti.
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“Toss Up” is a film about two stories that take place in the year 1999. The story of two youths… One is a football player from Göreme “Rıdvan the Devil” and the other “Cevher the Ghost” who lives with his father in İstanbul. Both of them do their military duty at the same time and serve in the South-east together. Both have expectations, dreams for after military duty. Rıdvan returns to his village missing his right leg that he would have scored goals with, which he lost by stepping on a mine. Neither his fiancé nor his friends are as he left them before the military duty. Also, his memories keep depressing him. Cevher has lost his right ear in a mine explosion. But the big change in his life will happen after his father is removed from the wreckage of the Marmara eartquake.



He started his stand-up shows in 1977 during his theatrecal studies. He continued the theater and his individual performances together. He started acting in cinema in 1983. In 1992 he made his first short video film and made an original performance by playing percussion on stage while vocally performing the film. 6 years ago he decided to make his own films and in order to realize his goal he has been producing and acting for TV. “Toss Up” is the first film that he has directed.