Director Reha Erdem

Production year 2009

Length 122min.

Country Bulgaria/Turkey


Kosmos is a thief who works miracles. He arrives in this timeless border town from the wilds, weeping, as though a fugitive. No sooner is he there that he rescues a small boy from drowning in the river, and is recognised as a man who works miracles. Kosmos is a rather uncommon person: he seems never to eat nor sleep. His sole source of nourishment is granulated or lump sugar, which he consumes by the fistful. One of his more striking skills is the ability to scale trees with uncommon agility. He is also frank in declaring a wish that startles the townspeople: he is looking for love. Soon Kosmos and Neptün, the teenager sister of the rescued boy, grow closer in the most bizarre of ways: both imitate the screech of birds in trees and on rooftops. Following Kosmos’ arrival, there’s a sudden rash of robberies from the town’s smaller stores. Robberies and miracles follow in quick succession, and in a short time the townspeople learn that Kosmos has a gift for curing people. All the afflicted and the sick flock to him. Yet, a series of unpleasant incidents will later lead everyone to fleeing from him. And at the end he will have no other choice but to flee from the timeless border town, weeping as he had when he arrived.


Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Sound Design – Special Jury Award | Antalia Golden Orange FF, Turkey, 2009


Reha Erdem
Reha Erdem



Omer Atay


Reha Erdem

Director of Photography

Florent Herry

Production designer

Ömer Atay


Herve Guyader, Reha Erdem


Reha Erdem


Sermet Yeşil, Türkü Turan, Hakan Altuntaş, Sabahat Doğanyılmaz, Korel Kubilay, Akın Anlı

Production company(ies)

Atlantik Film

Reha Erdem

Born 1960, Istanbul Has graduated from Cinema Department of Paris 8 University where he obtained his M.A. in Plastic Arts. He shot his first feature-length film Oh Moon in 1989 as a French-Turkish co-production. Reha Erdem has written all of his films except for Mommy I’m Scared, for which he was one of the co-writers. He has also made short films and directed a theater play, Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet.


Oh Moon (1989), Song of the Sea (1995), Run For Money (1999), Mommy, I’m Scared (2004), Anytime in October (2006), Times and Winds (2006), My Only Sunshine (2008), Kosmos (2009)

FILMS 2010