The Announcement trailer: A Turkish dark comedy about a hopeless coup d’état

Premiering at the Venice Film Festival next week will be Turkish director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun's The Announcement (Anons). Based on real events this dark comedy definitely looks like it has shades of The Death of Stalin about it - although this looks like a coup that may not of even happened at all. Watch the trailer above to see what it's all about.

Lieutenant Sinasi, Major Kemal, Major Rifat and Colonel Reha are in charge of the Istanbul phase of a coup that will take place in May 1963 in Ankara. Since the four soldiers believe that a strong announcement is a vital part of a successful coup and attracts the people, they plan to read a version of the original coup announcement that will be read in Ankara. However, there is one thing that they do not take into account: the invisible power of the civilian life.

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