MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,784 this week

Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
"Araf" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 783 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 24 critic

ARAF is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum! The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 47 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 108 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)

Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Araf/Somewhere in Between.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zerre (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a city full of unemployment, people, their troubles and lives, are they as mundane, haphazard and tiny as myriadly dispersed particles? What about Zeynep, clinged onto life with her ... See full summary »

Director: Erdem Tepegoz
Stars: Jale Arikan, Rüçhan Caliskur, Özay Fecht
Uzak ihtimal (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Muezzin Musa falls for his neighbor, the Catholic nurse Clara. The story gets even more exceptional when Musa meets Yakup, who turns out to be connected with Clara.

Director: Mahmut Fazil Coskun
Stars: Rahman Altin, Nadir Saribacak, Ersan Unsal
Tepenin ardi (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Emin Alper
Stars: Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Ozgur
Lifelong (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ela and Can seemingly have it all. Yet in this affluent section of Istanbul, love turns to suspicion, success delivers only material comfort and truth keeps playing hide-and-seek.

Director: Asli Özge
Stars: Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser, Gizem Akman
Ask Kirmizi (2013)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Osman Sinav
Stars: Nurgül Yesilçay, Tayanç Ayaydin, Ezgi Asaroglu
Watchtower (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other.

Director: Pelin Esmer
Stars: Olgun Simsek, Nilay Erdonmez, Laçin Ceylan
Jîn (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jîn is something of a Red Riding Hood, a 17-year-old girl determined to live, to participate in life... See full synopsis »

Director: Reha Erdem
Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek
Majority (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »

Director: Seren Yüce
Stars: Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Settar Tanriögen, Nihal G. Koldas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem
Stars: Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan
Vavien (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Celal, lives an unhappy family life with his wife Sevilay and his child in a small town. Celal and his brother Cemal, running an electrician shop which doesn't go well. They are in debt. ... See full summary »

Directors: Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan
Stars: Engin Günaydin, Binnur Kaya, Settar Tanriögen
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With summer on its way, the mountain people leave their village with their herds. They pass through winding paths and valleys, and cross deep ravines, on their way to their summer quarters.... See full summary »

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shadows and Faces tells the story of a young girl who is separated from his shadow puppetry performer father during the ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963.

Director: Dervis Zaim
Stars: Osman Alkas, Popi Avraam, Mustafa Bolukbasi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Neslihan Atagül ...
Zehra
Baris Hacihan ...
Olgun
Özcan Deniz ...
Mahur
Nihal Yalcin ...
Derya
Yasemin Çonka ...
Meryem
Edit

Storyline

ARAF is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum! The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous lives. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

A pokol kapujában  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hosret
Written by Ömer Faruk Tekbilek
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ultimately Disappointing Analysis of Emptiness of People's Lives
19 July 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Set in the small town of Karabuk, midway between Istanbul and Ankara, ARAF (Limbo) explores the empty lives of two young people, both of whom work in a roadside restaurant. Olgun (Baris Hacihan) has a drunken father and a mother who becomes so frustrated that she eventually abandons the family; he loves Zehra (Neslihan Atagul) but cannot find words to express his feelings. The teenage Zehra is looking for a way out of her monotonous life; she believes she has found it when she has an affair with trucker Mahur (Ozcan Deniz), but this soon fizzles out, leaving her pregnant and alone. Too scared to tell her family about what has happened, she has the stillborn baby in the bathroom at the local clinic. Once Olgun finds out about what has happened to Zehra, he embarks on an orgy of violence that lands him in jail. Yesim Ustaoglu's film is similar in terms of subject-matter to Pelin Esmer's recent GOZETLEME KULESI (The Watchtower); both explore the lives of young women growing up in rural societies, with little prospect for their futures other than marriage. Too frightened to confess their real feelings in front of their (traditional) families, they are left isolated and doomed to suffer. Rather disappointingly, however, Ustaoglu does not explore her characters in any great depth; while she incorporates several lingering close-ups of Zehra and Olgun in profile, she does not tell us much about their relationship to those closest to them. While understanding the frequent silences - as the characters cannot find words to communicate with one another - the narrative tends to sag in places. At just over two hours, ARAF is perhaps half an hour too long; the story would have been equally effective if it had been recounted more concisely.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?