Has much to say about solitude and friendship and just plain coping with life.
- V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
Straightforward, droll, brutally honest and arresting...
- Stephen Hunter, WASHINGTON POST
A doleful Turkish masterpiece.
- Liam Lacey, GLOBE & MAIL


Mahmut is a relatively successful commercial photographer who has been struggling to come to terms with the growing gap between his artistic ideals and his professional obligations. His tedious workload, coupled with the lingering loss he still feels for his ex-wife (newly married and on the verge of leaving Istanbul for Canada), leaves Mahmut clinging to the melancholic and obsessive routines of his solitary life. Without warning, Mahmut's distant relative Yusuf arrives in Istanbul determined to find a job aboard a ship so that he may fulfill his dream of traveling around the world. In need of a place to stay as he searches for work, Yusuf imposes himself on Mahmut, who resents the sudden intrusion, but nonetheless feels obliged to help his family.As the two men struggle to make a connection, communication is slowly reduced to the bare minimum; and their time together must come to an end.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Turkish
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 105 min.
Année: 2002


Emin Toprak
Muzaffer Özdemir
Un film de
Nuri Bilge Ceylan