Originally from Turkey, Onur and his family moved to Quebec when he was 8. In his early adult years, his passion for cinema would prove to be too much to withhold and he would embark on a quest to further his educa- tion. He films his first feature, The Urban Farm ( 2014 ), quickly followed by There Where Atilla Passes ( 2016 ). Guilt is his third feature film where he fulfills the roles of director, scriptwriter and producer.
"If you find money on the street, do you try to return it to its owner? What if nobody is watching you?" Frederic (Sylvio Arriola), a college philosophy professor, asks his jaded students these simple but challenging questions. Simultaneously, Éloïse (Isabelle Guérard), a janitor at Frederic's institution, is in love with Leo, and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Cassandra, fixates on a tough older guy, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.
Turkish-born Montrealian filmmaker Onur Karaman amazingly weaves these three conventional and separate stories into a thought-provoking film seasoned with morality, love, and sex, and offers a profound reflection on Frederic's opening inquisition.
CAST & CREDITS
Sylvio Arriola, Isabelle Guérard, Camille Massicotte
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