Ben O Değilim

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Ben O Değilim

I'm Not Him

Tayfun Pirselimoğlu
TR/GR/F/D, 2013
Fiction, 124min, OmeU

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Ben O Değilim

Tayfun Pirselimoğlu
TR/GR/F/D, 2013
Fiction, 124min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ercan Kesal
Nihat
Maryam Zaree
Ayşe
Screenplay: 
Tayfun Pirselimoğlu
Sound: 
Fatih Aydoğdu
Frédéric Théry
Camera: 
Andreas Sinanos
Editor: 
Ali Aga
Composer: 
Giorgos Koumendakis
Decoration: 
Natali Yeres

Production: 
Zuzi Film, Kakes Pares, Arizona Films, Denk Film, Bradock
World Sales: 
Arizona Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Middle-aged unmarried loner Nihat works in a hospital canteen. When young colleague Ayşe invites him to her house for dinner, he accepts despite the rumours that her husband Necip is in jail for a serious offence. When Nihat sees a wedding photograph, he notices that Ayşe’s imprisoned husband looks an awful lot like him. The awkward relationship that ensues changes Nihat’s life more profoundly than he could ever have foreseen.
“Identity is a very important issue today in Turkey. To be the other or to be treated as the other is a crucial problem. It is rooted in political and religious considerations and it is a big burden on the country. There is an allegory hidden in the story which viewers can see if they have a critical eye.” (Tayfun Pirselimoğlu)

In the presence of Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (Director), Vildan Erşen (line producer) and Maryam Zaree (lead).