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Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys
  • 2008
  • Turkey/Italy/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Written by: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal
  • Cast: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Ercan Kesal
  • Language: Turkish
  • Website: www.nbcfilm.com/3maymun

Turkish auteur Ceylan ambitiously branches out into film noir territory with this superbly crafted, contemplative and elliptical yarn. Unfolding over a sweltering, energy-sapping summer in a claustrophobic family flat, driver father Eyup (Bingol), his wife Hacer (Aslan), and their teenage son Ismael (Sungar) become embroiled in a web of deceit, guilt, and ultimately murder.

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Three Monkeys (Üç maymun)

19 Feb 20094 stars

Following on from Uzak (Distant), his melancholic portrait of troubled masculinity, and his intimate study of a relationship meltdown in 2006’s Climates, Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan ambitiously branches out into film noir territory with this…

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