I'm Not Him

  • 127'
  • Turkey
  • 2013
Nihat is a restaurant cleaner and leads the trivial life of a bachelor, in which regular outings with his friends and a prostitute are the sole, sad highlights. Until, that is, he starts an affair with his new colleague Ayse, an attractive young woman whose husband is serving ten years in prison. Nihat (Ercan Kesal, who played the lead in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) discovers he looks uncannily like her husband, and in her new relationship Ayse grasps the opportunity to do everything she never used to be able to with him.
However, a dramatic event changes the curious idyll in which Nihat gradually adopts the identity and appearance of his criminal double, with due consequence.
The story, loosely based on Hitchcock's Vertigo, is presented in a cool, slightly absurdist way using calm, carefully framed and styled shots, and minimal, yet spot-on dialogue.
Director
Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Countries of production
Turkey, Greece, France
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
127'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ben o degilim
Language
Turkish
Producer
Nikos Moustakas
Production Company
Bad Crowd
Sales
RAMONDAParis
Screenplay
Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Cinematography
Andreas Sinanos
Editor
Ali Aga
Production Design
Natali Yeres
Sound Design
Frédéric Théry, Frédéric Thery
Music
Giorgos Koumendakis
Cast
Ercan Kesal, Maryam Zaree
Website
http://benodegilim.com