Director: Recai Karagöz


In French-occupied Antakya, Turkey, after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in WWI... Aziz Payidar is the wealthy son of the Payidar family, the largest and only carpet manufacturer in Antakya. The young man’s fate is irreversibly changed when he kills Lieutenant Andre, the son of the French commissioner Monsieur Pierre, after witnessing Andre molesting an innocent woman. Aziz is forced to flee, leaving behind everything: His homeland, the love of his life, his family...

Aziz returns two years later, shocking his friends and family who thought he was dead. Nothing is the same. He learns that his father is bankrupt, and the family’s fortune has gone to his uncle Galip Payidar. Dilruba, his first love, is now engaged to his cousin Adem. Not only has he lost everything, but his homeland of Antakya has fallen apart under French occupation.

The now penniless Aziz is forced to start over. There begins his struggle to stay alive and rise from the ashes of his past. However, everything changes when a simple peasant girl named Efnan, the woman he saved years ago, unexpectedly enters his life. Aziz will be caught between his loyalty to Dilruba and the possibility of a new life with Efnan. With time Aziz will both find himself, and his true love.


Recai Karagöz


Eda Tezcan


Murat Yıldırım (Aziz)

Damla Sönmez (Dilruba)

Simay Barlas (Efnan)

Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan (Galip)

Fırat Tanış (Pierre)

Güven Murat Akpınar (Adem)

Project Consultant:

Zeynep Günay Tan

Project Design:

Necati Şahin