The Jungle

Drama
Runtime: 13 min 35 sec
Director: Onur Saylak

In the heart of Istanbul, the forest of nothingness and a megacity, Omar and his daughter struggle for their lives after fleeing the war in Syria. In this city witnessing all the sorrows and pleasures of the world, Omar, who was once a Public Works officer in his homeland, starts living like a beggar and tries to build his life on an utter obscurity. He pounds the pavemen

Zeynep and Dündar are a middle-class couple leading a comfortable life in their gated community. In their routinized marital life they spend days without even speaking a word. One night, they encounter with Omar at a crossroad. Though seeming like an ordinary one, this encounter will lead to an incident which is not to be forgotten by any of them. Next day, Omar slowly heads for the depths of the forest in search of snakes. The same morning, while the couple are doing their routine exercises in the forest, their dog suddenly starts running into the backwoods. Running after their dog, they witness an unforgettable scene: Getting bitten by a snake, Omar is lying by a pond. Dündar, who is terrified by the scene, leaves in a hurry with his wife and dog, not even trying to discover who the injured man is. And Omar is left all alone in the depths of the forest.

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