Our Grand Despair

Synopsis: The peaceful cohabitation of bachelors Ender and Cetin is disrupted when they allow a friend's sister to move in with them. The 30-something longtime friends are overwhelmed by the presence of the uncommunicative Nihal. What possessed them to accept the responsibility of a university student in their home? Especially a girl struggling with the trauma of recently losing her parents in a car accident. But simple daily rituals like sharing meals eventually bring the three roommates together for more pleasant moments. Nihal soon comes out of her depressed shell and the two men discover a vibrant beautiful young woman. Always caring and protective gentlemen, Ender and Cetin are intent on being conscientious guardians. Nihal enjoys discussing literature and poetry with scholarly Ender, and she finds comfort in boisterous Cetin's earthy humor. Nihal is touched by the men's loyal friendship: in a sort of bromance since high school, Ender and Cetin now seem like an old married couple... Before
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Seyfi Teoman
Production: unafilm
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
102 min

I can't get it out of my mind.

Those voices.

That noise.

What do we do now?

Everyone will go back to their lives.

Even me.

I need to go back to Berlin.

It's just too bad.

Let's get some fresh air.

You'll be fine.

Come on.

Nihal can't stay alone.

Not in that apartment.

She'll see Mom and Dad...

everywhere she looks.

We have no one in Ankara.

Only you two.


What time is it?


Just don't be good to me.

Don't be good to me.

Nihal... Look at you.

Come in.

Where did you get so drunk?

- At Sevil's.

We drank a bit. Nihal, too.

She cried and threw up.

Did she talk about her parents

or the accident?


Bora was there too.

- Who?

We'd better go, it's late.

Good night.

- Good night.

Take it off.

Don't be good to me.

Don't be good to me.

I'm off.

Do we have any aspirin?

Sure, I'll give her some.

What are we gonna do?

She's going to be trouble.

See you.

Nihal, can you answer the phone?

She'll come.

She won't.

Dinner's ready!

I'm not hungry!

Let's eat.



Look at us.

Since high school, we've dreamt of

living together, chilling out...

It hasn't even been three months.

Like summer vacation during school.

Now we're like daddies.

Should we talk to Fikret?

Tell him something?

What if something happens to her?

What would we say?

I saw bugs, man.

Something happened.

I think someone died in the building.

We're going out!

Where are you going?

For a walk and to eat something.

Can I come, too?

I really love cats.

Sometimes I wish

I were like them.

Carefree creatures.

They observe everything

and feel everything,

but pretend not to care.

They just watch from a corner.

Did you know there's

a street called Catlover?


In Ulus.

Just an ordinary street,

but its name is lovely.

Yes, it's really nice.

How's school by the way?

Can you concentrate?

I just get so bored sometimes,

I could explode.

Try to hold on.

I will.

I can't stand the idea

of school lasting longer.

I want to live in Istanbul.

Don't you like Ankara?

Not really.

While at school in Istanbul

or working overseas in construction,

I really missed Ankara.

Ender's letters described

everything here so beautifully.



Or you could peel one more clove.

We caught bigger ones

with harpoons in Libya.


- He even has pictures. Right?

A big harpooned fish,

him looking proud.

Show them to Nihal.

They get scary

if you run into a whole school.

Have you read all these books?

Not all.

But some more than once.

For example...

I keep coming back to this book.

You can tell

by the fruit stains on its pages.

This one's orange for instance.


Ender insists the dishwasher

makes the glasses smell like eggs.

It doesn't smell. Check.

You're squinting.

- What?

Your eyes became squinted.

It doesn't smell, does it?

Honestly, you two

are so funny.

See how Nihal is on your team?

Of course!

She also has good taste!

Feta goes well with jam,

especially strawberry.

What a joke!

I knew a guy who put apricot

jam on grilled meatballs.

What do you gourmets say about that?

Let's not exaggerate!

We're fine.

Right, Nihal?

- Feta and jam forever!

Shall we go to the movies?

Want to walk eyes closed?

We used to do that

when we were kids. I liked it a lot.

When you close your eyes and walk like this,

you feel a sweet dizziness after a while.

Come on.

No cheating.

Close your eyes.

Ender? Ender?

I'm here. Come on.


Come and listen to this song.

Did you speak with Nihal?

About the accident I mean.

Talk to her.

Tell her about

what you and your brother went through.

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