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Clouds of May (1999)

Mayis Sikintisi (original title)
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
14 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Emin Ceylan Emin Ceylan ... Emin, Muzzafer's father (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Muzaffer Özdemir ... Muzaffer, the movie-maker
Fatma Ceylan Fatma Ceylan ... Fatma, Muzaffer's mother
Mehmet Emin Toprak ... Saffet (as M. Emin Toprak)
Muhammad Zimbaoglu Muhammad Zimbaoglu ... Ali
Sadik Incesu Sadik Incesu ... Sadik
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Storyline

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 his hometown to make a movie using a cast of local people. While Muzaffer is around, his mother complains about simple health problems, his father is in a legal fight against the government for his land, his cousin gets out of his job to help Muzaffer who promises him to find a job in Istanbul, and his little cousin Ali tries to carry an egg in his pocket for 40 days so that he'll get the watch of his dreams. In the meantime, they get to form the cast for Muzaffer's movie as well. Written by zuluf

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

10 December 1999 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Clouds of May See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Ajans See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Second part of the unofficial "Provincial Trilogy" with Kasaba (1997) and Uzak (2002). See more »

Quotes

Muzzafer's father: Hey, are you shooting a movie? Do you use these small cams to shoot movies?
Muzaffer, the movie-maker: No dad, with larger ones.
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Connections

Followed by Uzak (2002) See more »

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A real environment and dialogues!
3 November 2019 | by tolunayd22See all my reviews

Again the same level and nothing changing, better than the contrary! It is a film that fascinates people with its long duration and different location shootings. It looks so real to life, I can't tell you. The realism of the dialogue is great! All players performed very realistic. Even the little boy Ali plays better than most Turkish players today. Nuri Bilge Ceylan presents us in a realistic way how a film has turned into art.

⭐ 100/81


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