(Turkey, 2002, 109 minutes)

A depressed Istanbul photographer takes on as a lodger his unemployed country cousin come to the big city to find work. Sophisticated, atmospheric study in existentialism, with an unexpected but welcome undercurrent of desperate comedy.

A NBC Ajans production, produced with financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Starring Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya, Nazan Kirilmis. Directed, produced, written and photographed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan; production designer, Ebru Yapici; film editors, Ayhan Ergürsel and N. B. Ceylan.


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