‘Art Of Love’ Ending Explained: Do Guney And Alina End Up Together?


Art of Love is a Turkish film about a love story between an art thief and an officer working for Interpol. As interesting as it sounds, it leaves much to desire and comes across as a film with no actual plot, just a bunch of ideas mashed together, starring some very beautiful people. I suppose that counts for something, no? Alin is a young cop who has recently been assigned to catch an art thief. This man hasn’t been leaving any hints behind, except a black pin (could’ve been more generic, no?) as his calling card. Alin has a partner named Ozan, and he comes up with the idea that the paintings may all be somehow connected. Somehow, this is the exact hint Alin needed to get her creative juices flowing. Don’t expect Art of Love to make sense, because for the most part, it’s just a series of events involving certain people, and somehow that’s enough to build the plot of this story. Anyway, let’s quickly dive into Alin and Guney’s story in Art of Love.

Spoiler Alert

How Does Alin Plan on Catching Guney? 

Alin and Ozan quickly realize that the art thief is not grabbing the least valued paintings at the museums but specifically all paintings related to love. Putting this together helps them figure out the next target for the thief. Alin happens to be right, but the thief is able to grab the painting in broad daylight with no one knowing and leave Alin just enough of a trace for her to follow him out, see his face, but not be able to catch him. Alin immediately knows who the thief is now. Her ex-lover, Guney. Now, you know what’s coming next, but since I’m doing a recap, it’s essential that I tell you. Alin decides she’s going to use her charm to catch Guney red-handed. By this, I mean, she plans on using his attraction for her to get to the crux of the problem (obviously, what else can women do, no?). It doesn’t take Guney a second to come back to Alin, like a lost puppy finding its owner. Immediately, with violins in the background, he asks her for a second chance, and she pretends to reluctantly give in. In the meantime, Ozan somehow has the information to figure out who is working with Guney now, and they also find a warehouse where they work. Alin tries to go there and get some evidence, but she’s caught by Vera, Guney’s hacker. 

Vera and Alin get into a physical fight, leading Vera to believe Alin is a cop. But she only manages to see her eyes. At least Alin was wise enough to cover her face. Alin and Guney spend more time together, and he tells her that he doesn’t want to spend time apart, but he has a business trip to Prague for two days. Alin convinces him to take her along (I say convince, but it’s basically just a couple of words). This is when she gets the billionaire treatment, and he takes her on a private jet and gifts her fancy new clothes. On the flight, Vera finds something strange about Alin and tells the other guy on their team that she might’ve been the cop who tried to break into the warehouse. At the time, Guney had dismissed the idea and said it must’ve been a random break-in (just wait for what’s coming). Alin’s partner shows up at the hotel, saying she can’t be doing a mission that her chief denied, but she’s determined to catch Guney. However, Ozan thinks it’s just her attraction to him that’s keeping her there. 

Apparently, taking Alin to a private dress rehearsal for a romantic musical she’s been wanting to watch is enough for her to fall for Guney again. Alin and Guney almost go all the way, but Alin claims they’re going too fast and leaves. This is probably because she realized she was meant to be doing cop work. But anyway, the next day is the day of the robbery, and Guney leaves Alin with a car to use all day while he has some work. The second he’s gone, Ozan and she follow him. This scene is so hilarious because, not for a second, does it seem like the two Interpol cops are trying to hide their identities. I mean, Alin is literally blowing her cover, but sure, this makes full sense. Anyway, yet again, they’re unable to catch him, and they’re back to Istanbul and square one. 

Who is Faysal Varli? 

Now, it’s time for the entry of a potential villain. Faysal Varli is an old man and a sleaze who happens to be some sort of businessman, and Guney plans on buying his company. Faysal has a private painting collection. He gives Alin and Guney a private viewing of this collection, and immediately, Alin realizes they’re all stolen. This gives Guney the idea to break into the highly protected collection. This is a foolproof security system with too many layers, yet Guney has the confidence to break into it. There’s a voice and face recognition step, and there are about 75 cameras leading up to the collection, so it’s almost an impossible task. Additionally, there’s a set of words, like a pass key, that keeps changing, that Faysal himself has to repeat for the vault to open. It’s his voice that’s recognized, but somehow, Guney has a solution for it all. No point getting into it; it just doesn’t make sense (put it in the “Face/Off” category). 

Just as Guney is trying to break in and everything is going to plan, Faysal decides to bring a woman down to the vault. Vera freaks out, but somehow, just when they’re about to enter the room, Faysal is asked to go back to the house. Alin is there to tell him that his collection is going to be stolen from him, but he doesn’t believe her. She tells him that she doesn’t know who it will be, but she knows there’s a plan. This is obviously not the answer he wants, so he chokes her to try and get her to spill, but Ozan shows up at that moment. He asks for the crime scene, but Faysal tells him to leave if he doesn’t have a warrant. Alin decides the best thing to do is leave and take Ozan and the team with her. The next day, Faysal shows up in her bedroom (yikes), and finds out it was Guney who stole the painting thanks to her notes. Alin tries to find Guney to warn him and tell him the truth. Insert plot twist: Guney already knew that Alin worked for Interpol, and he left a trail for her to find him on purpose. See, Guney had disappeared for some time without a trace because he was caught in Mexico. This left Alin heartbroken because he never reached out to her or told her anything about what he used to do. After 3 years, he did a press conference to show up on the grid again, but by this time, Alin had already started to work for Interpol in Paris. Apparently, he found it really hard to find her, and when he did, he couldn’t just tell her he was a thief (whoops). So now, he basically made her go in circles to fall in love with him again (sure, dude). Guney takes Alin to his grandfather’s house. It seems he got interested in art thanks to his grandfather, who was a wonderful painter but was never recognized for his work (The story of our lives). However, the reason Guney decided to start stealing is because when they were first together, Alin told him that the Mona Lisa went up in value only after it got stolen. 

During Art of Love‘s ending, Faysal stands across from Guney and Alin in front of a lake, a dead end. Faysal shoots past Guney’s ear, just missing him to threaten him. This is after Guney has been tormenting Alin to tell him she still loves him all the way while running away from Faysal (wow, how romantic). Just as Faysal is about to shoot again, Ozan shows up. See, Guney did Ozan a favor by giving him information about Faysal; in return, Ozan will leave Guney alone because he’s only a harmless art and heart stealer, no? (yuck). Since Ozan is an ex-narcotics officer, he is, of course, thrilled to lock up Faysal. So, for the real question, do the thief and cop get together? Well, yeah, Alin promises not to turn Guney in and tells him she loves him. I suppose, at first it may seem like everything is going wonderfully for this happy couple, but will they really get a happy ending? There are two options, one is that Alin stops working for Interpol so that she and Guney can go on a robbing spree since they won’t really have anything else to do and they’re both clearly so interested in art. On the other hand, Guney will stop stealing for the thrill of it and go back to being just a boring old billionaire. Or maybe they start an underground art gallery together with all the stolen pieces and never get found out. Anything is possible with this story, you know? So, yeah, they’d probably get a happy ending. 

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Ruchika Bhat
Ruchika Bhat
When not tending to her fashion small business, Ruchika or Ru spends the rest of her time enjoying some cinema and TV all by herself. She's got a penchant for all things Korean and lives in drama world for the most part.

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