Film bits and bobs

abdullah (2014)


Written and directed by the Duke Mitchell Club’s own Evrim Ersoy, abdullah offers a day in the life of its titular antihero (played by Gabriel Horn), apparently too unassuming and inconspicuous even to merit an upper-case letter for his first name. A short, overlooked Turkish cabbie in London, he drifts in loneliness and silence along alienating borderlines of class, race, religion and sexuality – until at night, when these suffocating tensions find their outlet, and he can start all over again.

Lit, shot, scored and edited to suggest the fragmentation of a not-quite-so-ordinary man’s mind under quotidian pressures, this short film is a mute Taxi Driver reconfigured for a very different time and place. Recommended.

abdullah premieres at FrightFest, Monday 25th August, 2014

Anton Bitel

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on August 21, 2014 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , , .


Social media

My most scatterbrained rantings can be found on

Follow RantBit on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,854 other subscribers
%d bloggers like this: