BEHIND THE MASK

 A Film by Ismail Necmi*

With Original Artworks and Sculptures by Yaşam Şaşmazer

*'Behind The Mask' is a documentary, fiction and contemporary video art hybrid movie by Ismail Necmi

Behind The Mask | A Film by Ismail Necmi | DCP | Color | 90 minutes | German & English with English Subtitles | Turkey & Germany

SYNOPSIS

Although he enjoys a high standard of living and a hedonistic lifestyle, Berlin psychotherapist Harald is in reality determined gradually to kill himself. Only one obstacle stands between him and his desire to kill himself in front of the camera – Harald’s assistant, Martina, who loves and cares for him more than anything else. Indeed, she will do whatever she can in order to rescue Harald. However, Harald is prepared and ready to die for art! The film portrays these two very different people in a thoughtful and touching way, allowing the audience to discover a relationship rarely found nowadays in our world. 'Behind The Mask' blends fiction, documentary and contemporary video art.

     HARALD KRUTIAK | MARTINA FRAUENSCHLÄGER

Behind The Mask | A Film by Ismail Necmi | DCP | Color | 90 minutes | German & English with English Subtitles | Turkey & Germany

Exhibition and Screening Formats

5 Channel Video Installation or Single Channel Film Projection

OPENING MOVIE

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL

FEATURE COMPETITION

PORN FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN

EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE COMPETITION

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

PRESS

SANATATAK Interview by Ayşegül Sönmez

September 20, 2018

CREDITS

 

IN WORKS ISTANBUL

&

JÜRGEN BRÜNING FILMPRODUKTION BERLIN

Present

BEHIND THE MASK

A Hybrid Movie by İsmail Necmi

 

HARALD KRUTIAK as Harald

MARTINA FRAUENSCHLÄGER as Martina

HEROLD as Itself

 

Directed, Written, Shot & Edited by

İSMAİL NECMİ

 

Produced by

DIETER SAUTER

İSMAİL NECMİ

JÜRGEN BRÜNING

 

Original Soundtrack by

ALEJANDRO BONATTO

 

With Original Songs by

JAMIE AND THE MTS

 

With Original Artworks and Sculptures by

YAŞAM ŞAŞMAZER

 

Associate Producers

RABİA BAKICI GÜRELİ

ALİ GÜRELİ

CONTEMPORARY İSTANBUL

 

Associate Producers

AYŞE ÜNAL

MEHMET KURTULUŞ

ANİMA İSTANBUL

 

Very Special Thanks To

 

ANNADORE V. DONOP

KARSTEN AURICH

 

Compositing Supervisor 

ÇAĞRI YENEN

 

Compositing

BURAK KUVVETLİ

MANAS KHALDAROV

AYDIN ÜZMEZ

KAAN MUTAFOĞLU

 

Data Wrangler & Coordinator

SERKAN AYDOĞAN

 

Sound Design by

ZOHAR BONNIE

 

Sound, Art Direction & Production Design by

İSMAİL NECMİ

 

Dialogue Editor

MANUELA SCHİNİNÁ

 

Final Mix

İSMAİL NECMİ

 

Script Advisers

DIETER SAUTER

ANNADORE V. DONOP

 

Colorist

JAKOB IHDE

 

German to English Translation

JENNIFER TAYLOR

 

English Translation Editor

SAMUEL WILLIAMS

 

Public Relations

ŞAFAK ÜSTÜNDAĞ

 

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