Distant

"Has much to say about solitude and friendship and just plain coping with life."
V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
"Straightforward, droll, brutally honest and arresting..."
Stephen Hunter, WASHINGTON POST
"A doleful Turkish masterpiece."
Liam Lacey, GLOBE & MAIL

Synopsis

Mahmut is a relatively successful commercial photographer who has been struggling to come to terms with the growing gap between his artistic ideals and his professional obligations. His tedious workload, coupled with the lingering loss he still feels for his ex-wife (newly married and on the verge of leaving Istanbul for Canada), leaves Mahmut clinging to the melancholic and obsessive routines of his solitary life. Without warning, Mahmut's distant relative Yusuf arrives in Istanbul determined to find a job aboard a ship so that he may fulfill his dream of traveling around the world. In need of a place to stay as he searches for work, Yusuf imposes himself on Mahmut, who resents the sudden intrusion, but nonetheless feels obliged to help his family.As the two men struggle to make a connection, communication is slowly reduced to the bare minimum; and their time together must come to an end.
Original Languages: Turkish
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 105 min.
Year: 2002

CREDITS

CAST
Emin Toprak (Mahmut)
Muzaffer Özdemir (Mahmut)
DIRECTED BY
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

TRAILER

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PHOTOS

Muzaffer Özdemir as Mahmut
Muzaffer Özdemir as Mahmut
Muzaffer Özdemir as Mahmut
Muzaffer Özdemir as Mahmut & Nazan Kirilmis as the Lover
Mehmet Emin Toprak as Yusuf
Mehmet Emin Toprak as Yusuf