The Pain (Turkish: Acı) is an award-winning 2009 Turkish drama film, written, produced and directed by Cemal Şan, which looks at generation gaps through the story of an old man and his granddaughter. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09), has been screened at numerous international film festivals. It is dedicated to Engin Çeber who died while he was in custody.
Nesrin is a young girl fighting for freedom, while the grandfather Hıdır defends the family values. Through the story of Hıdır and Nesrin, the film brings forward the issues of identity, toleration, leniency, cultural differences and ethics. “Pain” is a universal story on the necessity of saying “no!” for a humanely life.
The film opened in 25 screens across Turkey on October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) at number twenty-eight in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $3,067.
The film reached number twenty-seven in the Turkish box office chart and has made a total gross of $27,488.