Director: Yilmaz Erdogan
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Yilmaz Erdogan
Starring: Yilmaz Erdogan, Kivanc Tatlitug, Belcim Bilgin, Mert Firat, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan
Copyright Holder: N/A
Two struggling poet friends in 1940s Turkey fall for the same girl. Erdogan co-stars as famous Turkish bard Behcet Necatigil, who was a teacher and something of a mentor for the two young and little-known protagonists. Two of the young workers from school who each have a very different outlook on life but share two passions: writing poetry and looking at beautiful women. Their world is turned upside down when they lay their eyes on the gorgeous Suzan (Belcim Bilgin), the daughter of a local industrialist who has just arrived from Istanbul. The delicate city flower looks very out of place in the provincial town but Rustu and Muzaffer are more than willing to make her feel at home, much to the displeasure of her father. She secretly becomes involved in Love in Time of Compulsory Labor, a one-act play that the boys are writing and directing, though she does admit she's more into sports than poetry. When their passions come to a boil, the men agree to let Suzan decide whom to pick by writing two poems and asking her which one she prefers. But both men come down with tuberculosis, contracted in the mines, and the answer to their burning question is postponed indefinitely.