The story follows Nihat, a middle-aged man of few words, who never smiles and who works in the café of a hospital. His life involves peeling potatoes, watching television and going to see prostitutes. Ayşe, a young woman taken on to wash dishes, shows a strange interest for this taciturn and impenetrable individual. She invites him for dinner. A little reluctant, he ends up accepting. At home with the woman, Nihat finds a photo of Ayşe next to a man who looks like him a lot: it is her husband, who has been in prison for years. Nihat understands the woman’s intentions and follows her in her perverse games. The man slowly takes on characteristics from the absent husband, starting by wearing his slippers and driving his car. He will end up taking on his physical aspect and responding to his name.