Feature Film | 2007 | France, Germany, Turkey

Project data

Length of movie102'
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

    Brief synopsis

    Recent high school graduate Yusuf is uncertain about his future in the provincial countryside. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are starting to be published in obscure literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother's village milk business, also with an uncertain future.

    Up until now, Yusuf's widowed mother Zehra has focused all her attention on her only child. Still a young and beautiful woman, Zehra is having a discreet relationship with the town station master. His mother's affair, and his being named unfit for military service due to a childhood illness, make Yusuf even more anxious about making the sudden jump toward manhood.

    Will young Yusuf be able to handle the changes in his peaceful existence? Can he survive on poetry and working alongside his mother in her small-time milk business? Or will he be forced to move to the big city or seek a job in one of the many factories threatening the unspoiled landscape?


    Production accountantClaudia Coreen KaiserDeutschland
    Director of photographyÖzgür Eken
    Casting assistantDefne Giritlioglu
    DirectorSemih Kaplanoğlu
    EditorFrançois Quiqueré
    ProducerJohannes Rexin
    Post production supervisorNiko Remus

    Production companies

    Heimatfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]
    Kaplan Film [tr]

    Distributing companies

    Mîtosfilm, Mehmet Aktas & Iacopo Callico GbR [de]