OUR GRAND DESPAIR

BIZIM BUYUK CARESIZLIGIMIZ

By Seyfi TEOMAN

BULUT FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

Our Grand Despair is an adaptation from Baris Bicakci's novel with the same title. Seemingly it tells the story of two men in their late thirties who fall in love with the same young girl, but it is rather more a film about the love-like intimate friendship between them.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2011
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seyfi TEOMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Seyfi TEOMAN, Baris BICAKCI
    • Producer(s)
    • Nadir OPERLI (BULUT FILM), Yamac OKUR (BULUT FILM), Titus KREYENBERG (UNA FILM), Stienette BOSKLOPPER (CIRCE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Ender and Cetin, two men in their late thirties, have been close friends since high school. After being away for many years, Cetin returns to Ankara, moves in with Ender, and as such, the two realize their childhood dream.
      While on holiday in Turkey, Fikret, their close friend who lives abroad, has a car accident in which his parents are killed. Since he has to go back, Fikret asks whether his sister, Nihal, can stay with them until she graduates from university.
      At first, Ender and Cetin are annoyed with the presence of a third party just when their dream to live together has come true. Nihal cannot get over the trauma of losing her parents and she does not want to communicate with them. After a while, however, sharing the same house draws the three together and they soon enjoy spending time with each other. Eventually, the inevitable happens: Ender and Cetin, who act like caring and protective substitute parents for Nihal, fall in love with her; each unaware of the other’s love.
    • Partners & financing
    • Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm-Germany)
      Stienette Bosklopper (Circe Films-Netherlands)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2009
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