Feature, 100 min., Turkey/ France/ Germany/ Netherlands

Director: Pelin Esmer


Production: Sinefilm, Mars Production in co-production with mîtosfilm, Les Films de L´Après-Midi, Topkapi Films


SOMETHING USEFUL is the story of Leyla (42), a lawyer and a poet, who takes the long distance train to attend her high school reunion dinner. At the same train, she meets Canan (21), a young nursing student in distress. As the conversation grows deeper, Leyla understands that Canan is actually traveling to assist in the suicide of a paralyzed man Yavuz (45) who wants to die. At the end of the long night trip surrounded by the stories of people both on and off the train, Leyla decides to accompany Canan on this difficult visit.