Şahsiyet

Şahsiyet (Persona) is a 2018 Turkish crime drama miniseries written by Hakan Günday and directed by Onur Saylak. The series premiered on 17 March 2018 and was broadcast by puhutv.

Şahsiyet
GenreCrime drama, mystery
Written byHakan Günday
Directed byOnur Saylak
StarringHaluk Bilginer
Cansu Dere
Hüseyin Avni Danyal
Metin Akdülger
Şebnem Bozoklu
Necip Memili
Müjde Ar
Theme music composerSertaç Özgümüş
Güntaç Özdemir[1]
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of episodes12
Production
ProducersKenan Çatay
Pelin Diştaş
Production locationsIstanbul
Gölyazı[2][3]
CinematographyFeza Çaldıran
Running time52-96 minutes
Production companyAy Yapım
Release
Original networkpuhutv
Original release17 March (2018-03-17) –
8 June 2018 (2018-06-08)
External links
Website

Haluk Bilginer won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Agah, in Şahsiyet.[4]

Plot summaryEdit

Agâh Beyoğlu is a 65-year-old retired court clerk whose spouse died some time ago. Agâh lives alone in an old Ottoman building bearing the name of his deceased spouse, Mebrure, in Beyoğlu. One day, his beloved cat Münir Bey dies, since Agâh forgets to feed him. After the incident, he goes to a doctor to figure out the reasons of his memory impairment and there he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Agâh can't accept the fact that he has Alzheimer's disease and becomes depressed. One day, when Agâh meets his friends at an invitation, he discerns some advantages of his disease and makes a decision which is a turning point.

Nevra Elmas is a young and idealist police-officer working in Istanbul Police Headquarters. She is the only female personnel in the Homicide Department but due to her gender, she experiences mobbing by her male co-workers, especially by misogynist Firuz. Her workmates believe that she does not deserve her position in the department and that her assignment is purely and simply due to benevolent sexism.

A serial-killer wearing a cat costume shows up in Istanbul. There is a common ground between the victims, Nevra Elmas, and Agâh Beyoğlu: Kambura, a small and conservative district near to Istanbul.

CastEdit

Actor name Character's name
Haluk Bilginer Agâh Beyoğlu
Cansu Dere Nevra Elmas
Metin Akdülger Ateş Arbay
Şebnem Bozoklu Zuhal Beyoğlu
Hüseyin Avni Danyal Cemil Havran
Necip Memili Tolga
Şenay Gürler Nükhet
Ayhan Kavas Gürkan
Önder Selen Mümtaz
Ibrahim Selim Sefa
Fırat Topkorur Firuz
Recep Usta Deva
Rabia Soytürk Süveyda
Alptekin Ertürk Selim
Müjde Ar Nesrin
Yusufcan Sancaklı Polis
Hümeyra Feza Yurtgil
Volkan Uygun Vural
Avni Yalçın Mehmet Yurtgil
Okan Avcı Tufan
Cengiz Samsun Rüstem
Ömer Çobanoğlu Bedir
Can İlhan Afşin
Bekir Hakan Uyanık Başkomiser
Ali Seçkiner Alıcı Naim Türedi
Erkan Ayan Sadi
Turhan Kaya Yüksel
Naz Karaca Reyhan

ReceptionEdit

Writing for Vatan, Oya Doğan criticized the length of the first episode, adding that it "was too long [...] 85 percent of the first episode was telling who Agah Beyoğlu was". In her article, she mentions that the series initially followed the typical rules set out for web series but later became more like a television series.[5] Sabah writer Ayşe Özyılmazel praised the production quality of the series and described it as "perhaps the best series in the history of Turkish series".[6] In 2020, Şahsiyet was on the IMDb's list of the best serials of all time, ranked 22nd.[7][8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result References
2018 EN Awards Best Internet TV series of 2018 Şahsiyet Won [9]
2019 SXSW Film Design Awards Excellence in Title Design Ethem Cem & Enes Özenbaş Nominated [10]
International Emmy Award Best Performance by an Actor Haluk Bilginer Won [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Şahsiyet dizisinin müzikleri listeleri zorluyor". Haberlercom. 31 March 2018. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Kambura nerede? Şahsiyet dizisindeki Kambura gerçekte neresi?". NTV. 16 May 2018. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Haluk Bilginer'e Uluslararası Emmy ödülü
  4. ^ a b "2019 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GALA IN NEW YORK". iemmys.tv. 2019.
  5. ^ Doğan, Oya (19 March 2018). "Şahsiyet her hafta 3 bölüm yayınlansın". Vatan. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Özyılmazel, Ayşe (21 March 2018). "'Şahsiyet' Bir senaryo sıkıntısı daha". Sabah. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "IMDb Top 250 TV - IMDb". imdb.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-06-18.
  8. ^ ""Şahsiyet" dünyada en iyi 40 dizi arasına girdi". hurriyet.com. 2018.
  9. ^ "Şahsiyet 2018'in en iyi internet dizisi seçildi" (in Turkish). ntv.com.tr. 2019.
  10. ^ "The 2019 SXSW Film Festival Lineup". sxsw.com. 2019-03-18. Retrieved 2021-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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