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.

Screenings

  • Sat 25 Jan Pathé 5
    With Q&A
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  • Sun 26 Jan KINO 1
    With Q&A
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  • Sun 26 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    Tickets
  • Mon 27 Jan de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    With Q&A
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  • Sat 1 Feb KINO 3
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Original title
Nasipse adayiz
Filmmaker
Ercan Kesal
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Turkey, Serbia
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
103’
Language
Turkish
Producer
Kerem Catay, Yamaç Okur, Ercan Kesal
Production Company
Ay Yapim, Poyraz Film
Sales
Ay Yapim
Writer
Ercan Kesal
Cinematography
Barbu Balasoiu
Editor
Ali Aga
Production Design
Oya Koseoglu
Sound Design
Cenker Kökten
Music
Saki Çimen
Cast
Ercan Kesal, Selin Yeninci, Inanç Konukcu, Muttalip Mujdeci, Nazan Kesal, Valeriu Andriuta