Unsere große Verzweiflung

Unsere große Verzweiflung

Türkei / Deutschland / Niederlande 2009/2010, Spielfilm

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Ender and Çetin – both in their late thirties – have been friends since they were at school together. Çetin has been away for many years. Now he has returned to Ankara and has moved in with Ender, just as the friends always imagined they would.

Their best friend, Fikret, who lives in Germany and is spending his holiday in Turkey, is involved in a traffic accident which kills both his parents and leaves him injured. When the time comes for him to return to Germany, he asks Ender and Çetin to let his sister Nihal move into their all-male flat share. Reluctantly, the two friends comply with his wish.

In the beginning the young woman’s presence irritates the two guys, who think of her as an intruder. Nihal is deeply traumatised by the loss of her parents and refuses to have anything to do with the two men. After a while, however, a certain familiarity develops between the three young people. As they get used to living with each other in their shared apartment, they begin to band together and enjoy spending time in each other’s company. Nihal’s relationship with Ender, who works from home as a translator, is more intellectual, while her conversations with Çetin, an engineer, are more mundane.

Later on, the inevitable happens: Ender and Çetin’s tender care of Nihal turns into love – although neither of them knows about the other’s love for this young woman.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Seyfi Teoman
Screenplay:Baris Bicakci, Seyfi Teoman
Director of photography:Birgit Gudjonsdottir
Editing:Çiçek Kahraman
  
Cast: 
İlker AksumEnder
Fatih AlÇetin
Güneş SayınNihal
Taner BirselFikret
Baki DavrakMurat
Mehmet Ali NuroğluBora
Beril BozAslı
Damla KabakciNihals Freund
Durak BülbülPortier
  
Production company:Bulut Film (İstanbul)
Producer:Nadir Öperli, Yamaç Okur

All Credits

Director:Seyfi Teoman
Screenplay:Baris Bicakci, Seyfi Teoman
based on:Baris Bicakci (Roman)
Director of photography:Birgit Gudjonsdottir
Assistant camera:Ricarda Hibbeln, Olaf Aue
Lighting design:Ersin Aldemir
Set design:Nadide Argun (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Ebru Suren
Costume design:Zehra Tuba Ataç
Editing:Çiçek Kahraman
Sound design:Cenker Kökten
Sound:Ismail Karadaş
  
Cast: 
İlker AksumEnder
Fatih AlÇetin
Güneş SayınNihal
Taner BirselFikret
Baki DavrakMurat
Mehmet Ali NuroğluBora
Beril BozAslı
Damla KabakciNihals Freund
Durak BülbülPortier
  
Production company:Bulut Film (İstanbul)
in co-production with:Unafilm GmbH (Köln), Circe Films (Amsterdam)
Producer:Nadir Öperli, Yamaç Okur
Co-Producer:Titus Kreyenberg, Stienette Bosklopper
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Hubert Bals Fund (Rotterdam), Türkisches Kultusministerium (Ankara)
Length:102 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.08.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (TR) Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz
Originaltitel (DE NL TR) Our Grand Despair
Originaltitel (DE) Unsere große Verzweiflung

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Original

Length:102 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.08.2011
 

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