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Our Grand Despair (2011)

Bizim Büyük Çaresizligimiz (original title)
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The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.

Director:

Seyfi Teoman

Writers:

Baris Bicakci (novel), Baris Bicakci (script) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ilker Aksum ... Ender
Fatih Al ... Cetin
Gunes Sayin Gunes Sayin ... Nihal
Taner Birsel ... Murat - Cetin's brother
Baki Davrak ... Fikret - Nihal's brother
Mehmet Ali Nuroglu ... Bora
Beril Boz Beril Boz ... Asli
Damla Kabakci Damla Kabakci ... Nihal's friend
Durak Bulbuk Durak Bulbuk ... Doorman
Tamer Yurtbasi Tamer Yurtbasi ... Young man at bar
Meliha Corek Meliha Corek ... Receptionist
Ilker Burma Ilker Burma ... Hikmet
Selim Gürata Selim Gürata ... Ender's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mustafa Gökpinar Mustafa Gökpinar ... Sloganci
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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... Written by anonymous

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Dilemma
3 October 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I watched this at the Berlin International Film Festival and was pleasantly surprised how good it felt. Not like a feel good movie (it is drama), but how nicely it was played and written. While it is easy to see the attraction to our main female character, it is another thing to play that convincing. While it may not be without clichés, it still holds its own.

It's the old stranger comes into town (or home or whatever you wanna call it) and of course things start to change. Chemistry is important here, because it is basically people talking and interacting. Sometimes it might only be a look or gesture. But it never gets boring (if you like dramas that is).


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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz See more »

Filming Locations:

Amasra, Turkey See more »

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$86,315
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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