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Should I Really Do It? / Bunu Gercekten Yapmali Miyim?

  • Soll ich es wirklich tun? (German title)
Feature Film | 2004-2008 | Turkey

Main data

Shooting data

LocationsIstanbul, Hamburg, Berlin

Project data

Length of movie86
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

This real-life feature follows the extraordinary life of PETRA, a German woman living in Istanbul, in an
ironic inversion of the familiar story of Turkish migrants to Germany. Her life will take such strange
turns you’ll think she’s following a script. But really, we’re watching a real life protagonist evolve in the
face of life. For, ultimately, nothing is ever as surprising as life. Except, perhaps, fiction! During
'sessions' with the mysterious, masked HEROLD, her life unfolds before our eyes and we will learn
about everything: Istanbul, Germany, family, friends, drugs and death. “Should I Really Do It?” plays
with these concepts of real life and fiction, documentary and drama... Could life ever be more
interesting than fiction?

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
HeroldItself [L]
Petra WoschniakPetra [L]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyIsmail Necmi
Director's DepartmentdirectorIsmail Necmi
EditingeditorIsmail Necmi
MusiccomposerSerkan Alkan
ProducerproducerIsmail Necmi
Producerco-producerAlexandre Mroz Tastardi
Producerco-producerAyşe Ünal
Producerassociate producerRabia Bakici
ScreenplayscreenwriterIsmail Necmi
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerGarip Özdem

Production companies

CompanyComment
IN Works Istanbul [tr]

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ismail Necmi200938th Montreal International Festival du Nouveau CiDaniel Langlois Innovation AwardWinner
Ismail Necmi200920th Ankara International Film Festival 2009Most Promising New Director AwardWinner
Ismail Necmi200920th Ankara International Film Festival 2009Most Promising New Screenwriter AwardWinner
Ismail Necmi200934th Toronto International Film Festival 2009Official Selection – DiscoveryNominated
Ismail Necmi20096th Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009International Competition - New VisionsNominated
Ismail Necmi200933rd São Paulo International Film Festival 2009International Competition - New DirectorsNominated
Ismail Necmi200925th Haifa International Film Festival 2009International Fipresci Competition - New DirectorsNominated
Ismail Necmi200917th Hamburg International Film Festival 2009Official Selection - Agenda 09Nominated
Ismail Necmi200933rd Cairo International Film Festival 2009Official Selection - Festival of FestivalsNominated
Ismail Necmi20097th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2009Official Selection - World Cinema: Cinema BeatNominated