I’m Not Him – Turkey (2014) July 12, 2015
Directed and written by Tayfun Pirselimoglu.
Middle-aged unmarried loner Nihat works in a hospital canteen. When young colleague Ayşe invites him to her house for dinner, he accepts despite 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 uncannily like him. The awkward relationship that ensues changes Nihat’s life more profoundly than he could ever have foreseen. Or so it seems…
A minimalist, deadpan takes on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.