Leaving the Small Town

Genre: Drama, Short

Mad Ahmet is coming.


Based on a story by

Emine Ceylan


Ayhan Ergrsel


Sadik Incesu


NBC Film

Written and directed by

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Good morning. -Thank you.

- I swear to be honest...

to protect my youngers.

To respect my elders.

To love my homeland

and nation.

My ideal is to rise,

to progress.

O Ataturk

I vow to

walk your path...

to... to...

towards the

goal you set.

I surrender my being

to that of Turkey.

Happy is he

who is a Turk.

Good day friends.

- Thank you.

- Good morning!

- Thank you! - Sit down.

Pinar? -Here.

- Elif? -Here.

Nazli. -Here.

Ismail. -Absent.

Yes Gkhan, read

today's passage aloud.

Love and Loyalty

in the family.

Families are like

small societies.

They share joy and sorrow.

Family relations are based on

love, respect and solidarity.

The family is the nucleus of

the nation and human society.

It is the source of

social peace.

Peace and order within

families radiates outwards...

to affect the entire society.

It is our duty to

uphold this structure.

Children, is there a

strange smell in the room?

Yes. There is a smell.

Everyone, take out

your lunch boxes.

Put them on the desks.

One of the meals smells.

Asiye, dear. Didn't you

notice this smell?

No, I couldn't

smell anything.

This could poison you, my girl.

Your mother should be more careful.

How could she do this?

Please go and throw it away.

I will arrange something

else for you to eat.

Tell your mother

to be more careful. Come.

Today's subject is the rules which

govern social life. Who wants to read?

The others should

listen carefuly. Well.

Doesn't anyone want to read?

Yes, Nazli.

The rules that regulate social life.

Society needs rules so that

people can live in peace

in safety together.

These rules prevent

the individual..

from acting selfishly

within the society.

In order to live together

in our society

are certain rules

and restrictions.

If we don't obey

these rules

we must suffer

the consequences.

These rules

which regulate the society

may be written or unwritten.

Unwritten rules concern

customs and morals.

They take shape

by themselves

and are passed down from

generation to generation...

and are based on

respect and..

Ismail. Take

your seat, son.

Pinar. Now you continue


Start reading where your

friend has stopped.

The rest of you...

follow from the book.

I may ask any of you.

Go on Pinar.

- The importance of

solidarity in social life.

Solidarity means loyalty to

one another regarding...

individual feelings, interests

and thoughts.

The feeling...

of belonging together...


living together.

People can not live alone

and meet their


That's why

people always

need each another.

We should help the poor...

as best we can...

either directly or

through charities.

And help...

does not just

mean giving money.

Because... people...

also need moral support.

During hard times..


comfort each other..

Everyone is responsible...

of the sorrow of others.

to a certain extent.

They do their best...

to make each other happy.

They experience

joy together too...

and share it.

Shared joy and sorrow...


national unity.

The problems that arise...

Such a bond

is called national unity.

Should we eat plums

growing in the cemetery?

You are stepping

on the grave.

What does it say here?

It says what it says.

Why do you care anyway?

You can read better if you

outline it with a piece of red tile.

Won't its shell break?

- No.

- Even if a car goes

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