A coffee-house in the fishing village of Menekşe on the Marmara Sea outside Istanbul. The villagers return from the funeral of the local gangster İhsan. The village-loner Selim enters, prompting the others to relive İhsan’s traumatic death at the hands of the orphaned street-child Zeynel. Even though Selim tried to intervene, they end up blaming him for Zeynel’s actions.

First scene: the murder of Ihsan