Mehmet, being an idealistic man of principle, has decided to leave his job as an Imam to become a movie director. But now, he finds himself unable to raise the money he needs to fund his new film project. Mehmet is a divorced man. His wife left him because of his financial difficulties. Mehmet has lost everything he had and he’s now staying with his little daughter Ayse in a hostel. He goes to several producers to try and convince them into making a film together, but no one is willing to invest in Mehmet’s new film. Mehmet is in debt and he’s broke. He has extreme difficulty providing for his daughter Ayse, Mehmet is forced to put her into a children’s home. He then hits a new low upon hearing the news of his mother’s death. Mehmet, who is now on the verge of suicide, changes his mind with the appearance of a Dervish who gives him advice about his life. Mehmet finds a job as a cleaner at a hotel, working under difficult conditions. He works without thinking about his loneliness and helplessness, also ignoring a developing illness. He visits his daughter Ayse from time to time. And then one day, by chance, he meets a disabled woman named Esma who comes from a very wealthy family.
Director Biography – Mehmet Tanrisever
Mehmet Tanrısever (born 1953 in Konya, Turkey) is a Turkish filmmaker and businessman, who is best known as the founder of Feza Film, which produced his films Abdullah from Minye (1989), The Exile (1992) and Free Man (2011).
Originally an industrialist by profession, Mehmet Tanrısever became a producer in 1989 with the establishment of Feza Film, stating that, “I first started filmmaking because I wanted to express an idea.” When Abdullah from Minye (1989), the first film he produced, broke box- office records, he was compelled to make the move into directing. The Exile (1992), his debut as director, won ‘Second Best Film’ at the 45th International Salerno Film Festival and the 11th Tashkent International Film Festival, where he also won the Silver Phoenix and ‘Best Debut Director’ awards.
He returned to the screens as co-writer, producer and director of Free Man (2011).