Journey on a Clock Hand (1997)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey  |  
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Fans of Turkish auteur Omere Kavur will be most likely to understand and appreciate this arty and highly symbolic account of Kerem, a traveling clock repairman, and the dark, enigmatic Esra, the owner of the clocktower Kerem is hired to repair. Esra seems to be in permanent mourning over the death of her daughter (oddly, the clock stopped on that very day); she spends her days sitting at a weaving loom and grieving. One day, she risks the wrath of her husband, a hunter, and seduces Kerem. Shortly after sleeping with Esra, Kerem witnesses a lakeside murder. Later the corpse disappears. When Kerem discovers that another clock repairman preceded him and also slept with Esra, he wonders if his life is in jeopardy. This film won the two top awards at the 1997 Istanbul Film Festival, "Best Picture" and "Best Direction."

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daughter, death-in-family, grief, killing, repair-person, seduction, witness