Years ago, I caught a glimpse of a movie my father was watching on TV. It was a man driving a car in the middle of a forest, on some forest road. I don't know if he was alone or with a woman.

He was in a hurry, like he was trying to escape and stopped near a tree, where the road was forking. He then carved a sign with his knife, to know that he already was here and drove off, taking the road on the right. The camera didn't move and soon the man came again from the left side. The scene happend during a day.

This is the only thing I remember from that movie. Does anybody know anything? I think the forest may have been changing to trap the man inside? Or it may have been some story about the nature taking revenge on the people.

  • Hi, welcome to the site. In roughly which year did you watch this, and when do you think it might've been made? Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 21:08
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    Hello, It is hard for me to remember, but it may have been around 2010. But it probably wasn't a new movie. Back in a day it took some time for movies to get to my country.
    – Konkord
    Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 21:10
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_End_(2003_film)?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 21:23
  • I don't think thats it. This movie takes place in a night, but the scene i remember was in a day. I'll edit that in the post.
    – Konkord
    Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 21:30
  • Just noting nothing I see matching in tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnnaturallyLoopingLocation
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 22:43

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Perhaps Long Weekend?

Long Weekend is an ecologically-themed 1978 Australian psychological horror film directed by Colin Eggleston and starring John Hargreaves and Briony Behets.

The story concerns a couple in a disintegrating marriage, Peter (Hargreaves) and Marcia (Behets), who, along with their dog, go for a weekend camping trip. The couple, especially Peter, take out their frustrations on the natural environment, committing such crimes against the environment as killing a dugong, throwing lit cigarette butts in dry bush, and spraying insecticide. As tensions between the couple escalate, nature is not pleased with their environmental wrongdoing and starts to strike back, first by an eagle and possum attacking Peter, and then through more insidious means.

The entry in Going in Circles is where I found it:

When Peter and Marcia are trying find Lunda Beach, Marcia's tells him they are driving in circles, as they've passed the same tree multiple times. Later, when Peter is attempting to escape he beach, he stops to refill the car's rank and drops the empty fuel can by the side of the track. He drives off, but a few minutes later her finds himself driving past the bright orange fuel can.


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    Small warning: The 2 links are entrances to the TVTropes wikihole.
    – masterX244
    Commented Apr 19, 2022 at 7:50
  • Ambiguous sci-fi/fantasy nature to the film, but close enough.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 19, 2022 at 13:45
  • That seems really close to what i had in my mind. Still im not sure becouse there is still this picture of a man craving something on the tree in my mind and not the empty fuel can, but it is the closest that i have been in years and it can be just a deformed memory of mine due to the years passing. Thank you, i will definitely watch this movie to see if it was it.
    – Konkord
    Commented Apr 19, 2022 at 23:10
  • @Konkord: If you're not certain, feel free to remove approval by clicking on the checkmark again. :) Last thing we want is you leaving unsatisfied, or feeling forced to accept a wrong answer.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 11:56

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