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The Small Town (1997)

Kasaba (original title)
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

Writers:

Emin Ceylan (story), Nuri Bilge Ceylan
8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mehmet Emin Toprak ... Saffet (as M. Emin Toprak)
Havva Saglam Havva Saglam ... Asiye
Cihat Bütün Cihat Bütün ... Ali
Fatma Ceylan Fatma Ceylan ... Nine
Emin Ceylan Emin Ceylan ... Dede (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Sercihan Alevoglu Sercihan Alevoglu ... Father - Baba (as Sercihan Alioglu)
Semra Yilmaz Semra Yilmaz ... Mother - Anne
Latif Altintas Latif Altintas ... Teacher - Ögretmen
Muzaffer Özdemir ... Deli Ahmet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timuçin Caymaz Timuçin Caymaz ... Dede (voice) (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Gazanfer Ündüz Gazanfer Ündüz ... Father - Baba (voice) (as Sercihan Alioglu)
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

First part of the unofficial "Provincial Trilogy" with Mayis Sikintisi (1999) and Uzak (2002). See more »

Goofs

Ismail arrives at class and enters through a door where the floor is wet and and has small patches of snow. When another student goes to close the door, the floor is now dry. See more »

Connections

Followed by Clouds of May (1999) See more »

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THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND
17 February 2020 | by KeremUlucaySee all my reviews

Kasaba is the feature film debut of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. I think that movie is not one of the best films of Ceylan, not even in my top 5. But when I look at Kasaba, I can clearly see how great and skillful he is. That's a delightful piece of filmmaking.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Small Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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