Two separate worlds, both close and distant to each other, lie in a seaside neighborhood of Istanbul. What happens when two young people from these separate worlds fall in love?
From a middle class family, Kemal is one of three children His only aim in life is to make a living and survive. It’s his senior year as a mine engineering student. A rational in life, he doesn’t believe in miracles, especially those related to love. But his world turns upside down when Nihan comes into his monotonous life. From a wealthy family, Nihan lives in an affluent area of the neighborhood. However, she finds herself removed from the values of her environment and distant to her own world.
Almost impossible, Kemal and Nihan’s love surpasses their differences and they manage to stay together until Kemal has to leave Istanbul to work in a mine. He then accepts that Nihan and him belong to two very different worlds. Along with this big life lesson, he buries his sorrows and moves to Zonguldak. What he doesn’t know is that Nihan too has a secret that she needed to bury with her love.
Kemal and Nihan are now as apart as their worlds and their love is truly impossible. Soon after, Nihan marries wealthy businessman Emir Kozcuoglu who has been in love with her since his childhood. Although their marriage looks perfect from the outside, for Nihan there is no greater love than Kemal. Heartbroken, Kemal turns to his job.
But life has other plans for him besides the mines. 5 years later, an unexpected mine accident develops a brand new path in front of him; one that will take the completely changed Kemal back to Istanbul to confront Nihan, Emir and everything else that made him turn away. His destiny will force him to complete his unfinished businesses.
This story shows us that all the balances we take for granted can suddenly change, that destiny always works to complete unfinished businesses, and that someone we thought far away can actually be close to us and vice versa. It also shows us that love can leave big wounds in a person’s life and if those aren’t healed, it can turn into an endless love.
|Melisa Aslı Pamuk|