Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (Quebec only)

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 2 votes
Rate Movie | Not yet Reviewed

Cast: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya, Nazan Kirilmis, Feridun Koc, Fatma Ceylan


When the local factory shuts down, Yusuf, now unemployed, leaves the village of Anatolie for the big city. He hopes to find a job working on a ship in order to support his ailing mother back home. When he arrives in Istanbul, he shows up at the home of his cousin Mahmut, an advertising photographer who gave up his ambitions of being a screenwriter.

Indifferent to the world around him, which includes an ex-wife, a mistress and his family, Mahmut lives alone in a luxurious apartment. However, the arrival of this distant cousin with his country ways upsets Mahmut's routines and well-ordered life.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

New Photo Galleries

Distant Movie Poster