Set in modern-day Istanbul. Ali is knocked unconscious in an accident and loses his memory. Although he remembers people living in his apartment, he cannot remember his father, Rasih. Coming to recognize the strange reality of being human, Ali is like a newborn baby, he not only tries to remember past events, but also explores his own body. In the finale of the film, pieces of intricate puzzle fit and all of events each character has experienced create a larger picture of what it means to be human. —Tokyo International Film Festival
Born in Istanbul in 1960, Reha Erdem graduated from the Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He obtained his M.A. in Plastic Arts at the same university. He shot his feature debut Oh Moon in 1989, as a French-Turkish co-production. He wrote and directed Run for Money in 1999, Mommy, I’m Scared in 2004, Times and Winds in 2006 (Toronto, Tribeca, Rotterdam), My Only Sunshine in 2008 (Berlinale, Toronto) and Kosmos in 2009 (Berlinale). His latest film Jin is the Opening Film of the Generation 14plus Competition at Berlinale 2013. He also has short films and directed a theater play, Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet.
My favorite film by a Turkish director.It's characters are peculiarly familiar, acting feels pretty natural and impressive.The film is funny but deep; it has a naive but brilliant sense of and outlook on life and humanity. The dialogue between a child and a middle aged woman in the film says it all: "Do dogs bite us because we have bones in our bodies?" "No, they bite us because we don't have a heart in our bodies.."