DCP - HD - 2016 - The Netherlands - 90 Min - Color
Genç Pehlivanlar (original title)
A film by Mete Gümürhan
The 26 boys living at the sports academy in the Turkish province of Amasya will endure a lot to realize their wrestling dream. In Young Wrestlers (Genç Pehlivanlar) they face the usual challenges of adolescence in a male dominated environment and contradictory contemporary Turkey.
The camera remains observational and discreet while still allowing us to experience their everyday life at close range – somewhere between camaraderie and competition.