Guido Rud's Buenos Aires-based sales company FilmSharks Intl. is showing its teeth, gobbling intl. distribution rights on Turkish psychothriller "Shattered Soul"
"Our aim is to acquire high-profile independent films, especially at early stages of production, from Argentina and anywhere else in the world," Rud told Daily Variety.
Helmed by Mustafa Altioklar and produced by Mehmet Altioklar, "Shattered Soul" signals an attempt by younger Turkish filmmakers to move into U.S.-style genre and f/x, boasting gruesome procedurals, a serial killer plot and multiple-personality plotting.
Shattered Soul/Beyza'nin Kadinlari
120 min Color/2006/Psycho Thriller/Turkish/16.9
Directed by: Mustafa Altıoklar; Written by:
Nuket Bicakci, Ebru Hacioglu
Cast: Tamer Karadagli (Fatih),Demet Evgar (Beyza),Levent Üzümcü (Doruk), Arda Kural (Naim), Engin Hepileri (Huseyin), Berrak Tüzünataç (Figen), Asli Bayram (Teacher
A number of mutilated legs found around Istanbul push the city into the terror of a serial murderer. Doruk, The Police Lieutenant Faith investigates the gruesome murders with his new expert partner. As the police follows the trail of the murderer, Beyza, a muslin woman thrown of balance with strange, occasional memory blackouts faces the truth about herself and the victims.
WINNER : BRONZE GRYPHON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ST.PETERSBURG// INT'L MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL// FLANDERS IFF GHENT, BELGIUM// PUSAN IFF SOUTH KOREA// INT'L ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL