Straight-arrow, not-too-bright Hakan, whose dreams of athletic glory were shattered by an injury on the soccer field, soaks up his criminal buddy Salih’s cynicism without ever ascribing to it. Hakan is supported in his idealism by Murat (Erkan Bektas), a long-haired intellectual whose own professional aspirations have long since evaporated, leaving only self-delusion. Murat smokes weed and writes softcore porn for magazines, often relying on Salih for his drugs and salacious stories. One story in particular has a profound effect on Hakan, as it concerns a girl, Ozlem (an impressive Damla Sonmez), whom he’s crazy about but has been too shy to approach. — Variety
Inan Temelkuran was born in 1976 in Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from Ankara University Law Faculty in Turkey, TAI Film School in Madrid and Marmara University’s graduate program in Fine Arts in Istanbul. His feature debut Made in Europe (2008) won Best Director, Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and Most Promising Director at the Ankara Film Festival. His second feature film Bornova Bornova (2009) swept the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, winning Best Film, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Turkish Film Critics’ Best Film. His feature documentary Know My Name (2012) won Best Documentary in Antalya and the Jury Special Prize, Best Editing, and Jury Special Mention in Adana.