Propaganda (1999 film)


Theatrical Poster
Directed by Sinan Çetin
Produced by Sinan Çetin
Cemil Çetin
Susa Kohlstedt
Written by Sinan Çetin
Gülin Tokat
Starring Kemal Sunal
Metin Akpınar
Meltem Cumbul
Rafet El Roman
Sinan Çetin
Music by Sezen Aksu
Nejat Özer
Yavuz Çetin
Erkan Oğur
Cinematography Rebekka Haas
Plato Film
Release dates
  • January 5, 1999 (1999-01-05)
Running time
120 mins
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Propaganda is an award-winning 1999 Turkish comedy film written, directed and produced Sinan Çetin. The film, which is a darkly surreal comedy set in a sleepy village in the southeast Turkey in 1948, starred popular comedy actor Kemal Sunal, who died a year later in 2000. It was shown in competition at the 18th Istanbul International Film Festival and the 4th Shanghai International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Goblet, and went on general release across Turkey on January 5, 1999.


The film was shot on location in Hatay, Turkey.[1]


Based on a true story set in 1948, customs officer Mehti is faced with the duty of formally setting up the border between Turkey and Syria, dividing his hometown. He is unaware of the pain that will imminently unfold, as families, languages, cultures and lovers are both ripped apart and clash head on in a village once united.



Festival Screenings




  1. "Filming locations for Propaganda". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
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