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Distant

Distant
  • 2002
  • Turkey
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Cast: Muzaffer Ozdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya, Nazan Kirilmis
  • Website: www.nbcfilm.com/uzak

Moving and quite effortlessly touching account of two men's slow, frustrating friendship – one that is always tempered by distance and distrust. Mahmut is a 40-year-old independent photographer who lives in Istanbul. After his wife leaves him, he falls into an existential crisis. Then his cousin Yusuf turns up looking for work because the local factory in their home town has closed down. This intimate drama was filmed in the director's apartment in Istanbul, using all his belongings as the props, and stars non-professional actors. A remarkable achievement from the gifted up and coming Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

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