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.
Great analysis of nihilism that is also finds the humanism behind such vision and belief. The moment in which Musa's future wife makes a decision to stay with him, despite his flat and unemotional affect, reveals a stunning observation about how we are sometimes faced with the choice for an unemotional and unattached relationship because it provides more healthy possibilities than those that are. Fascinating!