The production of the film about world-famous Azerbaijani writer Mahammad Asad bay has ended.
According to Nurida Ateshi, Chairperson of the Germany-based Nizami Ganjavi Azerbaijan Cultural Institute, the one million euro budgeted film is in the German language yet.
“Tortures of Aziz bay” titled two parts - 104 minute documentary film production had been started in 2004. The film was shot in Germany, Austria, Italy and Azerbaijan. Ateshi said 20-minutes of the film, made by Umweltfilm Berlin - directed by Ralph Marshallek, was brought to Azerbaijan several years ago. “That part of the film was shown at the Kapellhaus within the “Year of German Culture in Azerbaijan”.
The feature film was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Cultural and Media Affairs in Germany, Film Commission in Naples and other international organizations.
The feature narrates a story on the manuscript written under pen name “Kurban Said” by Mahammad Asad Bey, - the novel "The Man Who Knew Nothing About Love." The film also dwells on writer’s love for Azerbaijan, his longing for the homeland and the injustice done against him.”
The screen version included the childhood of Mahammad Asad Bey in Icheri Sheher, his years of study in Berlin, the memoirs on Vienna – hometown for his "Ali and Nino" bestseller and the situation in which he wrote his last novel, his pain, and serious illness during his home arrest in Positano, Italy.
Ateshi also is actor one of the leading roles in the film - is the first European explorer of Asad Bey expressed her confidence on movie`s becoming national and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.