Those conversations were close to home. And i didn't expect this to be loosely based on Camus' The Stranger. Valid and relevant adaptation to be applied in secular country like Turkey. The moment when holy verses echoing through the cell and he sat there in boredom and emptiness is just... deep.
" ...but my soul was empty..." Demirkubuz's best to date is this incredibly well scripted take on Camus' "The Stranger" that offers a fascinating protagonist in an empty shell. The first of the director's 'tales of darkness' series. Performances are well drawn with the feel of a very slow burn. The interview/reading of confession scene is one for the ages. This is the film that truly firmed up Zeki's reputation.
the film is a kinda stand in silence to the novel of albert camus; stranger, but far from the novel.
if the film is considered independently, good stone for turkish cinema; bbut not a milestone; neither for demirkubuz.
If you love Camus, you'll like Demirkubuz's 'Fate'. Zeki changed the novel's ending a little bit and that made it a little bit less electrifying than 'Stranger', I think. But maybe it's because I really love Camus.