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All-In

by Volkan Üce Documentary Competition

Springtime on the Turkish Riviera. 17-year-old Ismail and the slightly older Hakan leave their home villages to find work at a gigantic all-inclusive resort. The newcomers are soon presented with an absurd yet fascinating world of pool parties and all-you-can-eat buffets. While encounters with tourists usually end with the language barrier or other obstacles, Ismail and Hakan become friends with each other. However, the luxury hotel as a capitalist microcosm puts the dreams of the two newcomers to the test. The documentary ALL-IN accompanies its two sympathetic protagonists over the course of an entire season – after this summer, they will be different people.

About the director(s)

Volkan Üce studied politics and social sciences at the University of Antwerp and taught himself filmmaking before completing his doctorate degree. His first feature-length documentary DISPLACED was received with great enthusiasm by both Belgian and international audiences alike. ALL-IN world premiered this year at CPH:DOX, where it scooped the Next:Wave Award.

Filmography (selection): All-In (doc, 2021) | Displaced (doc, 2017)


About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Belgium, Netherlands, France, 2021
  • Runtime: 80 Min
  • Languages: Kurdish, Turkish, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Volkan Üce
  • Cast: Ismail Daşdöǧen, Hakan Hoşcan
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  • Cinematography: Joachim Philippe
  • Editor: Els Voorspoels
  • Sound: Mark Glynne
  • Music: David Boulter, Darius Timmer
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  • Producers: Emmy Oost, Magalie Dierick
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  • Production Companies: Cassette for timescapes, Halal, Little Big Story, Magellan Films, Onomatopée Films
  • World Sales: Cat & Docs
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