Production Country: Turkey
Production Year: 2023
Running Time: 95 min.
Original Title: Engelli Aşk
Original Language: Turkish
DISABLED LOVE | Storyline
Ayşe and Cenk come from vastly different backgrounds but find love while studying at university.
Ayşe, from a wealthy, modern and religious family, is deeply devoted to her faith. Cenk, however,
lives a non-religious life and envies Ayşe’s lifestyle. In an effort to win Ayşe’s heart, Cenk makes a
promise to change and lead a religious life.
The couple gets married, but soon after, Cenk reverts to his old habits of alcohol, gambling, and
drugs, breaking his promise to Ayşe. She tries to rescue her beloved husband from the pit of
addiction, but her efforts are in vain. Eventually, Ayşe decides to leave Cenk and returns to her
father’s house, unwilling to be dragged down into the swamp of addiction.
Unfortunately, Cenk’s struggle with addiction and his inability to keep his promise to Ayşe drive
him to a tragic end. In a final act of defeat, he takes his own life.