Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012

Losers Anonymous - Kaybedenler Kulubu


Kaybedenler Kulübü

North America Premiere

Directed by Tolga Örnek

Written by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, Tolga Örnek

Cast: Nejat İşler, Yiğit Özşener, Ahu Türkpençe, İdil Fırat, Rıza Kocaoğlu, Serra Yılmaz

2011 / 115 min. / with English subtitles


Sunday, April 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


The late 1990s, Turkey... As the conservative state radio's monopoly ends, so an increasing number of private radio stations come on air daily. Among the new stations, one airs a program that breaks all the rules of conventional Turkish broadcasting. "Have we had sex before?" is the question that greets women listeners on air, while "We'd really like to stay with you all night, but as you know, we have a sex life too" is the show's closing tag line. The show, hosted by two men, Kaan and Mete, is called The Losers' Club. Kaan owns a publishing house which publishes alternative book - the kind that don't sell. Mete runs a bar in Kadikoy and is a dedicated old records and documents collector. Both are lonely, neither are involved in a serious relationship, and both are surviving on one-night stands. In the second half of the 1990s, they begin hosting a new radio show just for fun.



  • Golden Boll International Film Festival, Adana, Turkey (2011)
  • Turkish Movie Days, Helsinki, Finland (2011)


Tolga OrnekTolga Örnek was born in 1972. He studied metallurgical engineering at Istanbul Technical University. Between 1994-1996 he earned an MA on materials science and engineering at University of Florida, and followed this up in 1996 with a two-year master's program in cinema and video at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Selected Filmography:

Losers Anonymous/Kaybedenler Kulübü (2011)
The Cars of Revolution/Devrim Arabaları (2008)
Gallipoli/Gelibolu (docu-drama, 2005)
The Hittites/Hititler (docu-drama, 2003)
Mount Nemrud: The Throne of the Gods/Tanrıların Tahtı Nemrut (doc., 2000)
Fenerbahçe (doc., 1999)
Atatürk (doc., 1998)



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