By Mehmet GÜRELI


Drama - Completed 2017

Does a square has three corners or it has three corners just because one sees three corners while standing by its corner?

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mehmet GÜRELI
    • Writer(s)
    • Görkem YELTAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis

    • Our protagonist is an impenitent observer.

      Street vendors, civil servants, beggars, drivers, thieves, widows, young girls, racketeers, gossiping women by the windows, intellectuals, politicians…

      He observes them all but the consequences he get about life is regarded as a peevish pessimism even though there’s irony in them. Considering the things happening to him, he’s stuck in between life anxiety and his search for meaning of life. And his perception of truth makes him think he’s never wrong.

      Our protagonist, who has adopted watching almost everyone and everything and learning every detail as a principle, works at a tobacco warehouse. Even though everyone calls him ‘Observer’, he is actually a guard. An observer guard, an ‘Observer’ observing anywhere!

      He says, the place he got used to observing is the warehouse he works at. On his working days, when he’s asked about his job, “My job is observing,” he responds. And keeps storing what he sees in his memory.

      He loses his job many times, but never gives up. He doesn’t try another occupation either, he just changes his path.

      Guard, shoemaker, actor, architect… For the Observer, they are just the tools of life or tools of earning money. And there are goals. The true one, your true occupation. Your purpose in life. He doesn’t fear being incomprehensible; what he cares is to follow the truth. And not fearing the repulsive sides of truth even performing the most difficult job.
      Perhaps, taking the risk of destroying yourself while correcting life.

      Observer tries to memorize sounds, images, relations, actions and he does this as he gradually abandons himself and his life. He has finding outs which capture us and make us believe in its accuracy even more, anywhere.

      Although he seems mucking about in the streets after he’s fired, or even when he starts his own business, there’s only one thing he cares: Observing!

      He’s also a man who can’t keep what he sees or watch to himself. Perhaps that’s why he always loses his job. Perhaps that’s why he’s not favored anywhere.

      One day, he sits on Yüksek Kaldırım street and spreads a handkerchief before him. He sells his observations. The business is so good that later on he opens his own store. Until the day the store is destroyed.

      Then he gets a job in a theatre. Perhaps that’s the only place he feels closest to; like a shelter where he can express himself… In fact, he observes and also uses his observations. Because, the ones who talk about their observations and easily use them are not favored at all.

      Did Observer really exist by observing in this life?

      Was the theatre real?

      Does a square has three corners or it has three corners just because one sees three corners while standing by its corner?

      A square can be three cornered as well.

      The ones who don’t think about the four cornered triangle are incomprehensible people to our Observer. And Observer is an incomprehensible person to most people.

      Did the observer really exist?