This German-Turkish musician, film director and actor stars in his own films such as “Karaman” (co-directed by Branka Prlić) and in films by Thomas Arslan ("Dealer") and Stephan Geene (AFTER EFFECT).
This German-Turkish musician, film director and actor stars in his own films such as “Karaman” (co-directed by Branka Prlić) and in films by Thomas Arslan ("Dealer") and Stephan Geene (AFTER EFFECT). Born in Berlin in 1974, Tamer Yiğit first attracted attention as the eldest brother in Thomas Arslan’s drama "Geschwister – Kardeşler"(1997). In that story of a Turkish-German family he portrays a young man who can't cope with daily life and ends up in the Turkish army as an escape. In Arslan’s other Berlin drama “Dealer”, which premiered in 1999 at the Forum section of the International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Yiğit plays a small-time crook who deals drugs to make ends meet for his family. Yiğit also writes and directs theater plays at Berlin's renowned stage theater Hebbel am Ufer. He also performs as a musician in both his own plays on stage and in various bands, and writes musical scores both for his theater and film work. On realeyz.tv's I DO ADORE (2007) by Mario Mentrup and Volker Sattel, he portrays a woman's lover whom the hero recalls in the midst of a dreamlike deserted landscape. He also plays a role in Stephan Geene’s AFTER EFFECT (2006), a film set in the Berlin arts scene. In 2012, his film “Karaman”, co-directed with longtime collaborator Branka Prlić, premiered at the “Perspective German Cinema” at the Berlin International Film Festival. “Karaman” is a drama told in strikingly poetic images about a clash of cultures between two generations of one family in today’s rural Turkey.