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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da

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Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011
Drama, Crime
      Turkish
      English

Synopsis

In the dead of night, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect- drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. As the night draws on, the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light.

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Turkey’s pre-eminent auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan took home the Grand Prix prize from the Cannes Film Festival with this hypnotic, slow-burning neo-noir. In Ceylan’s trademark visual rhythms, mysteries stack upon mysteries in an enigmatic journey through a landscape, a murder, and a chiaroscuro night.

Synopsis

In the dead of night, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect- drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. As the night draws on, the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light.

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Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaDirected byNuri Bilge Ceylan
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2011 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury
Independent Spirit Awards
2013 | Nominee: Best International Film
Village Voice Film Poll
2012 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

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