If you are a viewer who is willing to absorb a movie that captures the emotional feelings, the body expressions, facial expressions, anxiety, despair and brooding moods, then you will enjoy this. If you need action to guide you, then this may not be for you.
There is no soundtrack that generally sets the mood and tone and pace of the film. It is up to the quality of acting to leads us to thinking, to know the characters, and to feel for them. Therefore, the pace appears slower, and you are one to determine how to utilize that pacing.
The Turkish film (2008) is about a politician who has left the scene of a traffic accident and could not jeopardize his political career. He asks his chauffer Eyup to take the rap, a charge of manslaughter and serve time in prison and Eyup's family will be rewarded with a large sum of money when he gets out. Evenutally, the consequences for such a deal wear upon the family, the wife Hacer, the young adult son, Ismail.
You will not see any action or damatic physical scenes, as those appear off screen, and the dialogue is minimal. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, said in an interview that it is his habit "to keep chipping away at chat " and he doesn't like talky scenes." Therefore, the result is to focus on the silence and lingering shots of tormented or anguish faces. This method, is why some call the film very slow paced.
According to the director, the title comes from the notion of three monkeys, one who refuses to hear, one who refuses to see and one who refuses to speak. The three family members comprise the tale of monkeys being the family members who become involved in such an evil and overwhelming conspiracy that it eventually leads to their demise.
The film gets you to think, would you partake in such a conspiracy, not thinking out the consequences or what burden your family is able to carry. ....Rizzo.