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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • 2011
  • 157 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Written by: Ercan Kesal, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan,Taner Birsel
  • Language: Turkish
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A humane, beguiling and idiosyncratic shaggy dog story about a policeman, a doctor and a murder suspect searching for a body buried in the Turkish countryside. Like Fargo, it plays up the incessant bubbling of life and personality even as death lurks nearby, demanding and rewarding complete absorption.

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

22 Feb 20124 stars

Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Cannes is playful, elegant, frustrating and beautiful

What extraordinary eyes and ears has the Turkish photographer and director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Eyes that (via cinematographer Gökhan Tiryaki) transform the most workaday vistas into lustrous dreamscapes; ears that find the hidden absurdities and…

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)

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