Doctor Kemal is head of a private hospital, is ambitious and has the best intentions for the residents of Istanbul. He is the best candidate for mayor of the Beyoglu district – in his opinion. An opinion not shared by his sceptical ex-wife; nor by the voters who come to eat and drink at his expense; nor the party leader, who even after several meetings still thinks he's an architect rather than a doctor; not even his faithful chauffeur. The slogan 'the doctor has the cure' might be catchy, but the doctor has little clue how sick the climate of political nepotism really is.
One day in the life of aspiring city administrator Kemal becomes a sobering political tragedy, dressed up as tragicomedy. As he waits for the eagerly anticipated blessing from the party leader, he is stripped to the bone – financially and morally. It turns out this man with the look of a relentless bloodhound is much too naïve. There is no room for his concrete ideas in a system driven entirely by opportunism.