You Know Him

  • 103'
  • Turkey
  • 2020

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.

Director
Ercan Kesal
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Turkey, Serbia
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
103'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Nasipse adayiz
Language
Turkish
Producers
Kerem Catay, Yamaç Okur, Ercan Kesal
Production Companies
Ay Yapim, Poyraz Film
Sales
Ay Yapim
Screenplay
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