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Climates (2006)

Iklimler (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 2006 (Turkey)
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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.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ebru Ceylan Ebru Ceylan ... Bahar
Nuri Bilge Ceylan ... Isa
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal ... Serap (as Nazan Kirilmis)
Mehmet Eryilmaz ... Mehmet
Arif Asçi Arif Asçi ... Arif
Can Ozbatur Can Ozbatur ... Guven
Ufuk Bayraktar ... Taxi Driver
Fatma Ceylan Fatma Ceylan ... Isa's Mother
Emin Ceylan Emin Ceylan ... Isa's Father
Semra Yilmaz Semra Yilmaz ... Semra
Ceren Olcay Ceren Olcay ... TV Series Actress
Apo Demirkubuz Apo Demirkubuz ... TV Series Actor (as Abdullah Demirkubuz)
Feridun Koç Feridun Koç ... TV Series Director (as Feridun Koc)
Zafer Saka Zafer Saka ... TV Series Crew Member
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Storyline

In Turkey, the middle-age University Professor Isa and his younger wife Bahar, who works in television, are spending summer vacation in Kas. After a couple of days, Isa decides to separate from Bahar since they do not communicate with each other. Bahar returns to Istanbul alone and then she travels to the countryside to work in a new project. Meanwhile Isa meets his former lover Serap with his friend Guven and later he rapes her in her house. Then he travels to meet Bahar and propose her to move in together again. What will be her decision? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Turkey | France

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Climate See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,665, 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,958, 27 May 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ebru Ceylan is Nuri Bilge's wife. See more »


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Für Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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I'll largely remember Climates as the movie, it looks absolutely flat-out stunning
10 October 2006 | by chadonlineSee all my reviews

Ceylan's previous feature, Distant, won the Grand Prix at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival; its glowing reception cemented his status as a major contemporary auteur. In Climates, Ceylan takes us to stunning locations all across Turkey in what may be his most personal film to date - in addition to directing and starring, he also wrote and edited. Filmed with his signature contemplative style, it is a highly subdued, deliberately-paced work that conveys more through silence than through exposition. The cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki achieves a new high for high-definition video with its refined, poetic images, while Ceylan's precise, beautiful compositions give the film a characteristically elegiac tone. This achingly poignant film subtly captures the emotional tremors that ripple through a fallow relationship.


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