The winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan masterfully draws a fascinating portrait of selfishness and greed. In the rural town of Anatolia, Aydin (Haluk Bilginer) is the owner of a small hotel, and rules the place with an iron fist. A seemingly insignificant incident involving the young son of a former hotel employee casts a huge shadow on Aydin, and acts as a catalyst for a fierce debate over the class struggle that tears at the fabric of his family and friends.