The Raindrop

The Raindrop

Theatrical Poster
Directed by Zeki Ökten
Produced by
Written by Fatih Altinoz
Music by Engin Duzyol
Cinematography Ferenc Pap
Edited by Nevzat Dişiaçık
Release dates
  • February 4, 2000 (2000-02-04)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

The Raindrop (Turkish: Güle Güle) is a 2000 Turkish comedy-drama film, directed by Zeki Ökten, which chronciles the friendship of five elderly residents of Bozcaada. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on February 4, 2000, won four awards at the 37th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival, including the Golden Orange for Best Film. It was described as, "sappy yet well narrated," by author Rekin Teksoy. The Turkish title "güle güle" means "goodbye" said by the one who stays, not by the one who leaves.[1]


This film tells the story of a circle of five friends (four men and a woman) who are longtime residents of the Aegean island Bozcaada. The group includes a good-hearted auto mechanic, a retired military officer and his wife, an emotionally volatile bachelor, and Galip, a hopeless romantic who has corresponded with a Cuban woman, Rosa, for thirty-five years. When Galip at last vows to join her in Cuba, his friends make it their mission to reunite the pair.



  1. Teksoy, Renkin (2008). Turkish Cinema. Istanbul: Oğlak Yayıncılık. p. 75. ISBN 975-329-611-8.

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