In the second installment of director Semih Kaplanoglu's award-winning trilogy, recent high school graduate Yusuf is uncertain about his future in the provincial countryside. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are starting to be published in obscure literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother's village milk business. Since her husband's death, Yusuf's widowed mother has focused all her attention to her only child. Still a young and beautiful woman, she's is having a discreet relationship with the town stationmaster. His mother's affair, and his being named unfit for military service due to a childhood illness, make Yusuf even more anxious about making the sudden jump toward manhood.