AKA: Av Mevsimi
Directed by: Yavuz Turgul
Starring: Şener Şen (Ferman), Cem Yılmaz (Ýdris), Okan Yalabık (Hasan), Çetin Tekindor (Battal), Melisa Sözen (Asiye), Rıza Kocaoğlu (Ömer)
Country: Turkey; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Turkish (Eng Subs)
Plot – Spoilers:
A young girl’s hand turns up in a forest river. The case is handed over to a small team comprising a veteran cop, his trusted junior partner and a rookie.
The rookie’s main concern is that he can’t get the smell of the corpse’s hand off him. In some ways this is metaphorical, as the case will stain him forever, shitting all over his future plans of the stable family way.
The veteran is nearing retirement and doesn’t want to end with a loss against his score, especially when the investigation leads to one of the most powerful men in Turkey.
But it’s the third member of the team, Ýdris, who is as tragic as the case. He doesn’t mean anything anymore to his ex-wife, whom he’s obsessively still in love with. But he desperately wants to matter, somehow. When he climbs a chair at an office party and colleagues cheer, he’s happy. But those are fleeting moments and this case could be an opportunity to perhaps mean something, anything.