Something Useful | 107 minutes
Why would someone like Leyla go to a high school reunion dinner? And take an overnight train to get there. After all, she hasn’t been to a single one for the last 25 years… What is Canan, a student nurse, doing on the train? Reluctantly going to an interview for a nursing job when she would like to be an actress instead. And Yavuz? He spends all day lying by the window watching the passing hawkers, horse carriages and people. He is waiting for Canan, or maybe Leyla, or maybe a executioner and a poet who meet on a train one night.
  • directed by

    • pelin esmer
  • written by

    • pelin esmer
    • barış bıçakçı
  • producers

    • pelin esmer
    • marsel kalvo
  • co-producers

    • françois d'artemare (les films de l'apres midi, FR)
    • frans van gestel (topkapi films, NL)
    • arnold heslenfeld (topkapi films, NL)
    • laurette schillings (topkapi films, NL)
    • mehmet aktas (mitosfilm, DE)
  • director of photography

    • gökhan tiryaki
  • editing

    • evren luş
    • pelin esmer
  • art director

    • elif taşçıoğlu
  • sound recording

    • kasper munck-hansen
  • sound design

    • cenker kökten
  • sound mix

    • jan schermer
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  • original title: işe yarar bir şey
  • english title: something useful
  • formats: DCP, BLURAY, DVD
  • color: color
  • duration: 107'
  • language: turkish
  • subtitles: english, french
  • aspect ratio: 2:35 (SCOPE)
  • sound: dolby digital
  • production countries: turkey - france - netherlands - germany
  • production year: 2017
  • başak köklükaya leyla
  • öykü karayel canan
  • yiğit özşener yavuz
  • ayşenil şamlıoğlu gülistan
  • berfu öngören dilara
  • melih düzenli canan's father
  • sedat kalkavan man in the dining car
  • fatih sevdi ismail
  • ibrahim selim irfan
  • süleyman karaahmet serhat
  • aydan kalınağa sevgi
  • neslihan öztürk ilknur
  • aslihan kandemir ayşe
  • ozanay alpkan zeynep
  • ersin duymazlar kemal
  • emrah özertem ali
  • cüneyt yalaz murat
  • serkan çetinkaya sedat
  • özlem çınar ayşegül
  • güçlü yalçıner zafer
  • nalan kuruçim mehlika
  • murat kılıç cem
  • yavuz pekman ahmet
  • nilgün güneş nalan
  • 36th Istanbul Film Festival / Turkey (National Premiere)

    • FIPRECI AWARD
  • 24th Adana International Film Festival / Turkey

    • BEST SCREENPLAY
    • BEST ACTRESS (BAŞAK KÖKLÜKAYA)
    • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • 7th Malatya International Film Festival / Turkey

    • BEST ACTRESS (BAŞAK KÖKLÜKAYA)
  • 5th Bosphorus International Film Festival / Turkey

    • BEST DIRECTOR
    • BEST ACTRESS (ÖYKÜ KARAYEL)
  • 21th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival / Estonia (Europian premiere)

    • BEST SCREENPLAY