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The Turner Revelation

Feature film, 1995, 85 min.

Experimental feature based on the play Ritual for a Poet in B Natural by the American poet Kain. The film is the final part of the Urban Wasteland Serial, Kerkhof's trilogy about egocentric men, who are basically very lonely. This feature is about a black man who kills his white girlfriend. During profound debates with the female prosecutor and his girlfriend, it gradually becomes apparent that he really wanted to kill his mother. The Turner Revelation is a complex style experiment about race, education, prejudice and fierce sexual urges in which Kerkhof uses a violently moving camera and extreme close-ups to visualise the desolate inner landscape of the protagonists.

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