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Brought by the Sea
Directed by Nesli Çölgeçen
Produced by Ömer Can
Berna Akpınar
Written by Ersin Kana
Starring Onur Saylak
Jordan Deniz Boyner
Ahu Türkpençe
Sümer Tilmaç
Music by Kemal Sahir Gürel
İrşad Aydın
Erdal Güney
Ayşe Önder
Cinematography Aydın Sarıoğlu
Editing by Ahmet Can Çakırca
Release date(s) April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16)
Running time 107 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Gross revenue US$38,949

Brought by the Sea (Turkish: Denizden Gelen) is a 2010 Turkish drama film directed by Nesli Çölgeçen. The film, which is about love against the background of illeagal immigration was screened in competition at the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival, had its worldwide premiere at the 32nd International Moscow Film Festival, and went on general release in Turkey on April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16).[1][2]



The film was shot on location in the Aegean towns of Ortaca, Dalyan and Dalaman, Turkey.[3]


Halil is an ex-cop who accidentally kills an African immigrant and retreats with a guilty conscience back to his hometown. Meanwhile, Jordan's mother is killed in an accident in Dalyan as they try to cross over to Greece. When Halil finds Jordan, their destinies intersect.



General release

The film opened on general release in 34 screens across Turkey onApril 16, 2010 (2010-04-16) at number 25 in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of US$8,790.[4]

Festival screenings


Box office

The film was in the Turkish box office charts for ten weeks and has made a total gross of US$38,949.[4]


Emine Yıdırım, writing in Today's Zaman, says this is, "a film which aims to say a lot", and, "indeed underlines the dire situation of the thousands of refugees that try to cross the borders of Turkey and Greece", but, "while achieving some of its ambitions, specifically those of the political and worldly context, Brought by the Sea unfortunately disappoints on some very crucial emotional points."[8]


See also


  1. ^ "This week in theaters". Today's Zaman. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Turkish film to be premiered in Moscow". Hürriyet Daily News. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ a b "BROUGHT BY THE SEA / DENİZDEN GELEN". IIFF. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Denizden Gelen". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ Yıdırım, Emine (2010-04-04). "İstanbul Film Festival -- Oh yes, it’s finally that time of the year!". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  6. ^ "BROUGHT BY THE SEA / DENİZDEN GELEN". MIFF. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  7. ^ "BROUGHT BY THE SEA / DENİZDEN GELEN". AKFF. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  8. ^ Yıdırım, Emine (2010-04-22). "‘Brought by the Sea’ a disappointing take on the plight of refugees". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Turkey's Golden Boll film festival draws to a close". Hürriyet Daily News. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 

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