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I’m not him
a film by
Tayfun Pirselimoğlu

2013 – Turkey/Greece/France/Germany
123mn, DCP 1.85
Color – Turkish with English, Italian or French subtitles

Awards / festivals
Rome Competition 2013
Nantes Competition 2013

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Middle-aged unmarried loner Nihat works in a hospital canteen. When young colleague Ayşe invites him to her house for dinner, he accepts despite the 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 an awful lot like him. The awkward relationship that ensues changes Nihat's life more profoundly than he could ever have foreseen.

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He graduated from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, after which he went to Vienna and studied painting in Academy of Applied Arts. He held various exhibitions in different cities of the world.
Pirselimoglu is also the author of four novels and two story books. Pirselimoglu started his cinema career as a script writer and wrote various short and long feature film scripts. His debut as a director is a short film Dayım/My Uncle. He shot his first long feature Hiçbiryerde/Innowhereland in 2002 and continued his career with a trilogy (Riza/Pus/Saç) all awarded.

Dayım/My Uncle 1999-short film
Il Silenzio e’Doro/Silent is Golden 2002-short film
Hiçbiryerde/Innowhereland 2002 (Thessaloniki, Busan, Trieste, Belgrade)
Rıza/Riza 2007 (Berlinale Forum, Buenos Aires, Sofia, Montpellier)
Pus/Haze 2009 (Berlinale Forum, Istanbul, Adana)
Saç/Hair 2010 (Locarno, Toronto, Antalya, Montpellier)
Ben O Değilim/I’m not Him 2013 (Roma & Nantes)