Friday, August 26, 2016
The Apprentice (Directed by Emre Konuk) **
Alim is a mess. He suffers from terrible anxiety disorders. Working for a tailor, sitting at a desk all day only acerbates his phobias. When he meets an older woman form whom he rents a room, his life turns around, but the twist at the end adds dark humour to the non-stop amusing moments in this film. Hakan Atalay, the actor has the perfect facial expressions to convey worry, sissy-cat fear and boredom. But it drags on too long. The Turkish director though is not without original ideas, and it is his debut feature.