Hunting Season (2010)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 19

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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)
Runtime: 02:24:34

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.

Genres: Detective-Mystery-Cops, Trafficking

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July 13, 2024 5:29 pm

Some amazing performances, great cinematography, excellent score. Not fucked up, but definitely worth a watch.

Doll Face Dōrufeisu
Doll Face Dōrufeisu
August 21, 2023 10:03 am

Off-topic, but some time ago I watched ‘Repulsion’ (1965), Roman Polanski’s first English-language film, starring the beautiful Catherine Fabienne Dorléac (known professionally as Catherine Deneuve) who portrays a young Manicurist named Carole. Unbeknownst to many, Carole suffers from a debilitating form of androphobia, the pathological repulsion of male interaction. It was riveting and beguiling. ‘The Tenant’ (1976) is also worth watching if you’re a devotee to Raymond Roman Thierry Polański.

Utsukushikute kureij
Utsukushikute kureij
August 21, 2023 9:21 am

It disappoints me to search earnest reviews on here, in the last year or so, because I’ve read nothing but abusive torrents and lurking depravity. The respected good folk have left, only mendacity and stark mimicry continue to eructate. The EUM crew must be disgusted at the state of humanity, especially here, I miss the people who could engage benevolently with one another, regarding film conjecture and critique.

March 5, 2022 9:41 pm

Reminded me of Memories of Murder (2003). While not as good as that masterpiece, this movie is definitely worth watching!

March 4, 2022 6:34 pm

This film literally something else.. not like one of those dumbass netflix movies. Great story and authenticity.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
February 25, 2022 10:04 pm

Excellent… Fast paced.. great story…. Kinda been done before but this was gripping.. well made and top drama. Like a really ace episode of Columbo from the seventies.. but better and more Turkish… Recommended for any proper drama fan. Not for Lucifer valentine heads