Ten years after being sentenced to jail as a 22-year-old university student, Yusuf returns to his village in the eastern Black Sea region. Welcomed only by his elderly mother, the only person he sees regularly is his childhood friend Mikail. Going with Mikail to a tavern, Yusuf meets Eka, a beautiful Georgian hooker. Neither timing nor circumstances are right for these two people from different worlds to be together. For all that, love becomes a final desperate attempt to grasp life and elude loneliness. With the 1990s as a backdrop, the film at once documents and criticises a slice of recent history, exposing the irony, ruthlessness and reality of the period.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Özcan Alper

Written by: Özcan Alper

Produced by: F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen

Cinematography: Feza Çaldiran

Main Cast: Onur Saylak

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2009