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A.k.a.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Year
2011
Runtime
157 min.
Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
20,539
Checks
3,061
Favs
437
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
14.3% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. CrumbThumber's avatar

    CrumbThumber

    the scenes shot the first night are among the most beautiful i have ever seen. the plains and hills, and then the shots in the village. 9 years 6 months ago
  2. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    So bizarre when people criticise a film like this for "nothing happening" - did you watch the film? Did you miss the spoiler Yes, it's slow, but I was fascinated throughout. I've not seen any of Ceylan's films before but was interested enough given the high critical praise from all sides. Superb atmospheric night-time cinematography mixed with fully fleshed characters from a different culture and a pinch of black humour. Excellent. 9 years 6 months ago
  3. EylemBasakEkinci's avatar

    EylemBasakEkinci

    An overnight search for a missing body yields a quietly poignant autopsy on the human condition in “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.” Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s somber, rigorous new feature is a meditative procedural that expands what would normally consume the first five minutes of a “Law & Order” episode into a slow-moving, nearly three-hour portrait of men at work, taking stock of the enormous social and moral burdens they bear. Beautifully crafted, ultra-rarefied pic won’t expand the audience for the Turkish auteur’s work, though festgoers will again appreciate Ceylan’s marvelous eye and surprising reserves of humor. 9 years 12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #3 in Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema
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  2. This movie ranks #50 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  3. This movie ranks #51 in Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
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  4. This movie ranks #54 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
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  5. This movie ranks #198 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
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  6. This movie ranks #430 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  7. This movie ranks #538 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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