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Our Grand Despair (2011)
Bizim büyük çaresizligimiz (original title)
Fiction, 102 min
 
Production country   Turkey
Language   Turkish
Director   Seyfi Teoman
Scriptwriter   Seyfi Teoman
Producer   Yamac Okur
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Plot
Based on the novel Our Grand Despair by Baris Bicakci.

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.
Director's Statement
"Our Grand Despair" is an adaptation from Ankara-based author Baris Bicakci’s novel with the same title. While the story might come across like a typical love triangle, Bicakci’s approach is quite unique and delicate which stands as the main source of inspiration for me. The feeling that dominates the story is a distinct blend of the melancholy of the past’s unrepeatable nature with sorrows of impossible love, and an affection that embraces all inadequacy and imperfection.
For me, the main questions in this film are: "Are there any borders in relationships? If there are, where are they to be found?" Although I can’t give definitive answers to these questions, I feel intuitively that they have the potential to provoke various answers, which I believe, will enrich my film to a great extent.
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio   2.35:1
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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