The Pigeon Thieves

The Pigeon Thieves

Original Name: Güvercin Hirsizlari
English Name: The Pigeon Thieves
Year: 2018
Run Time: 82’
Language: Turkish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Turkey
Director: Osman Nail Doğan
Producer: Sinan Sertel, Turgay Şahin
Cast:   Seyit Nizam Yilmaz, Mert Buğra Tataroğlu, Kutay Sandikçi
Screenplay: Osman Nail Doğan, Samet Doğan
Cinematographer: Mehmet Başbaran
Editor: Naim Kanat
Sound Designer: Fatih Rağbet
Music Composer: Ali Saran
Costume Designer: Alceste Tosça
Production Designer: Çağri Aydin
Production Company: Fanus-u Hayal Film
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  • Sarajevo FF 2018
  • Adana FF 2018
  • Istanbul IFF 2018
  • Malatya IFF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • The Pigeon Thieves 2018

Director's Biography:

After completing his education in Yozgat, Osman Nail Doğan moved to Istanbul. He entered the world of cinema on the occasion of a director. He took script lessons from Nilgün Öneş and Yavuz Turgul at a special screenplay workshop. He attended New York Film Academy's cinema classes. In addition to his first film, Pigeon Thieves, he is writing a series of absurd comedy-style serial film.


16 year-old Mahmut’s life consists of feeding pigeons and making money from stealing others’ pigeons.  His biggest dream is to have the best pigeons. One day, one of his pigeons escapes and does not return. When Mahmut finds a pigeon nesting on a roof, he meets Ismail, an 8-year-old living in that house. This meeting becomes one of the most important turning point that will affect both lives. Mahmut decides to steal the pigeons to help Ismail achieve his dream.