MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,657 this week

Three Monkeys (2008)
"Üç maymun" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  24 October 2008 (Turkey)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 11,224 users   Metascore: 73/100
Reviews: 37 user | 112 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 29 Apr 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 27 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Dec 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Three Monkeys" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Monkeys (2008)

Three Monkeys (2008) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Monkeys.
7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Innocence (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

(English Title: Innocence) Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Güven Kiraç, Haluk Bilginer, Derya Alabora
Winter Sleep (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce.... See full summary »

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag
Distant (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer
Destiny (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor who loves to commit crimes.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Vildan Atasever, Ufuk Bayraktar, Engin Akyürek
Cocoon (1995)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Emin Ceylan, Fatma Ceylan, Turgut Toprak
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel
Climates (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kirilmis
Fate (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Musa, who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn't struggle to change his life; he lets himself flow along with events ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Serdar Orçin, Zeynep Tokus, Engin Günaydin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming... See full summary »

Director: Çagan Irmak
Stars: Fikret Kuskan, Çetin Tekindor, Hümeyra
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.

Director: Özer Kiziltan
Stars: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç
Clouds of May (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ... See full summary »

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan
The Town (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Cihat Bütün, Emin Ceylan, Fatma Ceylan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Eyüp (as Yavuz Bingöl)
...
Hacer
Ahmet Rifat Sungar ...
Ismail
Ercan Kesal ...
Servet
Cafer Köse ...
Bayram
Gürkan Aydin ...
Cocuk
Edit

Storyline

Near the Bosporus, Eyüp and Hacer live in a modest flat with their son Ismail, in his twenties, who's doing poorly in his studies. Few words pass between them, and a past family tragedy brings sorrow daily. On a rainy night, Eyüp's boss Servet, a wealthy businessman who's entering politics, hits a pedestrian on a lonely road. He drives off and offers money to Eyüp if Eyüp will take the fall - probably a six-month sentence. Eyüp agrees, and while he's in prison, Ismail wants his mother to ask Servet for enough money to buy a car. Servet, in turn, desires Hacer. How can this play out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Three Monkeys  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,045 (USA) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

$41,343 (USA) (17 July 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Yavuz Bingol, who plays the lead character Eyüp, is also a famous folk singer in Turkey. See more »

Goofs

Ismail's safety belt fastened on and off at consecutive cuts,while he is driving his father back from the prison. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Darwin, where art thou?
22 December 2008 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

Driving in the dark of night, in the middle of nowhere, a car takes a right turn and disappears. Descending. Not to death. Hell is one word for it. Another is role-playing. Another is the seer. The opposite of which, is the monkey. Three Monkeys is one of the greatest films of the year from a country that is not in its cinematic golden age, but which we ought to applaud for one of the greatest efforts of contemporary cinema. In a world wherein art has no place whatsoever, the world of the film, where death is as close as stupidity and narrow-mindedness, love forgotten and humanity reduced to means, this film attempts to rekindle a glimpse of hope for those who see it. But it is as fragile as the ghost of a child that haunts its inhabitants. A brilliant cast, almost flawless cinematography and a poetic direction reminiscent of the great works portraying Hell, this film welcomes a refreshing take on realism with surrealist brush-strokes that in my opinion could only benefit from one single element: a return of the gaze. Unfortunately, this film may be lost in the torrents of mainstream audiences. It is also to be respected then, for not making any effort, not pretending, and in my view, ultimately disregarding, any aspirations to popularity. This is fully in accord with the atmosphere of the film itself. And this, if anything, demands critical appraisal.


35 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Yes, it's slow. So what? kemalgez
T.I.F.F sweetestdownfall
First Post Blaff84
Another mediocre score from N.Ceylan blown up aboneyaaron
What's the meaning of the title? jijineiro
Why is the son beaten? troydr
Discuss Three Monkeys (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?