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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Details

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A night spent gathering evidence of a killing reveals a great deal about both the criminals and the men bringing them to justice in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Kenan (Firat Tanis) and Ramazan (Burhan Yildiz) are two men who have confessed to murder, and Naci (Yilmaz Erdogan) is the police detective who has been assigned to wrap up the details of the case. With several of his colleagues in tow, Naci heads out to the woods with the killers in order to find and recover the body. However, Kenan and Ramazan's memories about the night of the killing are foggy, and it takes far longer than anyone expected to arrive at the scene of the crime. Over the course of a long night, the men talk about many different aspects of life, and their conversation explores their attitudes about life in Turkey and the human condition in general. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (aka Once Upon a Time In Anatolia) was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 4, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Nuri Bilge Ceylan Best Foreign Film 2012 Nominee

Cast

Yilmaz Erdogan
as Commissar Naci
Taner Birsel
as Prosecutor Nusret
Firat Tanis
as Suspect Kenan
Ercan Kesal
as Mukhtar

Crew

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenwriter
Ebru Ceylan
Screenwriter
Ercan Kesal
Screenwriter
Gökhan Tiryaki
Cinematographer
Bora Goksingol
Editor
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Editor
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Co-producer
Murat Akdilek
Co-producer
Thomas Robert
Sound Editor
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