Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Sehmus comes from a poor village in Anatolia and has traveled to Istanbul to do some construction work under the leadership of a fellow villager who made the move earlier. However, his real dream is to become a singer, following in the footsteps of someone else from his village of Urfa who hit the big time. In this melodrama, the men working on big buildings share accommodations (a shack on the building site) and camaraderie, while attempting to help Sehmus fulfill his big dream. Alas, when he and his foreman buddy bet all their chips on a rigged talent contest, the consequences are tragic for all concerned.