After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Mecca.
There he meets Govend, a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly-opened school despite her twelve brothers' hostility to the idea.
Saleem, born in Aqrah in 1954, left Iraq at the age of 17 and made his way to Italy, where he went to school and university. Later he moved to France where he lives now. He directed several films that won renowned awards and published his memoirs My Father's Rifle.
2013 My Sweet Pepperland
2011 If You Die, I’ll Kill You
2009 Après la chute
2007 Beneath the Rooftops of Paris
MY SWEET PEPPERLAND
Original Title: My Sweet Pepper Land
Production Company: Agat Films & Cie, Rohfilm, HS Productions
Production Year: 2013
Director: Hiner Saleem
Script: Hiner Saleem, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Pascal Auffray
Editor: Juliette Haubois
Music Composer: Pascal Mayer
Producer: Marc Bordure
Running Time: 100min
Country: France, Germany, KRG
Language: Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish
Main Cast: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta