Director Zeki Demirkubuz

Production year 2016

Length 115min.

Country Turkey/Germany


When her husband Cemal is arrested in Romania, Emine is left alone with their child who needs immediate surgery. She takes a job as a needle worker at a garment workshop where she comes across Ziya, her husband´s former boss. He can´t stay indifferent when he learns what the woman he once fancied is going through. When Cemal returns months later, he finds Emine working at the garment workshop and their son healthy. A hospital bill he accidentally sees reveals that Ziya has paid for the surgery and Emine hid this fact. Will Cemal, who already blames Ziya for what he went through and is extremely jealous of Emine, be able to confront this situation or choose to ignore it?


Zeki Demirkubuz
Zeki Demirkubuz



Başak Emre, Ahmet Boyacioğlu


Zeki Demirkubuz

Director of Photography

Sercan Sert


Gürkan Özkaya


Zeki Demirkubuz


Aslıhan Gürbüz, Caner Cindoruk, Taner Birsel, İştar Gökseven, Çağlar Çorumlu, Dolunay Soysert

Production company(ies)

Mavi Film, Bredok Film

Zeki Demirkubuz

He graduated from the Istanbul University Faculty of Communications. He began his film career as assistant director to Zeki Ökten in 1986, and worked as assistant director for various directors until making Block-C (1994), his first feature film. After this first film, Demirkubuz continued to work as an auteur and independent filmmaker writing his own original screenplays. Film critics and international audiences noticed Demirkubuz with his second film, Innocence (1997) which was screened at Venice IFF and The Third Page (1999) which was screened at several festivals in Turkey and Europe, including Locarno and Rotterdam. Following The Third Page, Demirkubuz started to work on his trilogy called Tales of Darkness. The first two parts of the trilogy Fate (2001) and Confession (2001) were screened at Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2002. The Waiting Room (2003) in which Demirkubuz also played the leading role, concluded the trilogy. Destiny (2006), the prequel to Innocence, Envy (2009), has been followed by Inside (2012), Nausea (2015), Ember (2016).


Block C (1994), Innocence (Masumiyet) (1997), The Third Page (1999), Confession (2001), Fate (2001), The Waiting Room (2003), Destiny (2006), Envy (2009), Inside (2012), Nausea (2015), Ember (2016).

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