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Thomas Arslan

"I don't try to have a particular style which I impose on each project as a kind of ready-made concept. I experiment and try to develop a form based on the material. I'm not interested in representing a social milieu, but in describing the mental state it produces."

Photo: Reinhold Vorschneider (l.) and Thomas Arslan (r.) at the shooting of "Bright Nights"

Films by and texts about Thomas Arslan are in preparation! Please be patient, wonderfully restored versions of all films await you!
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Films in the program

GER 2010, 82 min

The gangster film’s structures brought to light.

GER 2007, 91 min

Four generations meet in a summer mansion as past resentments are vented the idyllic atmosphere slowly starts to...

GER 2006, 89 min

A personal travelogue, a documentary about a trip through Turkey.

GER 2001, 75 min

The third part in Arslan’s trilogy about Turkish youth growing up in Germany, focusing on 21-year-old Deniz during one long, labyrinth-...

GER 1998, 74 min

If you don’t want to fall out of grace with your contacts as a dealer, you must never be seen with an undercover cop. If you don’t want...

GER 1997, 84 min

The everyday live of three German-Turkish teenagers in their neighbourhood Berlin-Kreuzberg. The first part of Thomas Arslans „Berlin-...

GER 1994, 87 min

The first feature film by Thomas Arslan portrays a group of young people in Essen in the 1990s.

Films in the program

GER 2010, 82 min

The gangster film’s structures brought to light.

GER 2007, 91 min

Four generations meet in a summer mansion as past resentments are vented the idyllic atmosphere slowly starts to crack.

GER 2006, 89 min

A personal travelogue, a documentary about a trip through Turkey.

GER 2001, 75 min

The third part in Arslan’s trilogy about Turkish youth growing up in Germany, focusing on 21-year-old Deniz during one long, labyrinth-like day in her life, in which she experiences everything... more

GER 1998, 74 min

If you don’t want to fall out of grace with your contacts as a dealer, you must never be seen with an undercover cop. If you don’t want informers to trap you, don’t trust anyone. If you want to... more

GER 1997, 84 min

The everyday live of three German-Turkish teenagers in their neighbourhood Berlin-Kreuzberg. The first part of Thomas Arslans „Berlin-Trilogie“ with Berlin hip-hop legende Kool Savage.

GER 1994, 87 min

The first feature film by Thomas Arslan portrays a group of young people in Essen in the 1990s.