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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Ebru Ceylan ... Bahar
Nuri Bilge Ceylan ... Isa
Nazan Kesal Nazan Kesal ... Serap (as Nazan Kirilmis)
Mehmet Eryilmaz 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 | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Meaning of the movies name is "climates" in Turkish and we watch all climates in the movie until the end. See more »

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Referenced in Winter Sleep (2014) See more »

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Für Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
[played on music box]
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All the lonely people
6 April 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's enigmatically titled film, 'Climates', is quiet, stark, intimate and in places, quite beautifully shot. The story of the breakdown of a relationship, it depicts lives characterised by selfishness, emotional reticence and harshly physical sexual encounters. In spite of these strengths, the film also has weaknesses: the central character, played by the director himself, seems utterly undeserving of our sympathy (beyond the fact of his inner loneliness); and it's always hard to make a film about emotional emptiness without the film itself feeling, in places, slow and empty. This is particularly true of the film's opening, which makes no concessions to the fact that the audience doesn't yet know the characters well enough to be sufficiently interested in the painful detail of their lives. But the end, it has grown to present a certain emotional power of its own. It's always rewarding to see something other than a Hollywood version of the nature of human interaction; but at times, the film wanders, lost like its protagonists.


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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Climate See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,665, 29 October 2006

Gross USA:

$119,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,385,085
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1.85 : 1
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