As seasonal forest workers, brothers Kemal and Cemal struggle with an uncertain future, living in a house inherited from their father on the outskirts of a village in the West of Turkey, by the Black Sea. Intending to begin a new life, Nalân, a decent woman, arrives one day with Kemal, and quickly adopts the house as her own. Although her presence soothes Cemal, who feels shaken by his mother’s recent death, it deepens a growing rift between the two brothers. Torn between leaving and staying, Nalân opens herself up to Cemal’s compassionate world. In this inevitably inextricable situation, all three sink into their own despair. Hoping to reconcile their relationship after Nalân’s departure, the brothers carry on living like two strangers sharing the same house.