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

Director:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Writers:

Ebru Ceylan (screenplay), Ercan Kesal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
24 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Yavuz Bingöl ... Eyüp
Hatice Aslan ... Hacer
Ahmet Rifat Sungar ... Ismail
Ercan Kesal ... Servet
Cafer Köse Cafer Köse ... Bayram
Gürkan Aydin Gürkan Aydin ... Cocuk
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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>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Turkey's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. 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 »

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brilliant directing
23 November 2008 | by cimicibSee all my reviews

The first and the most important thing to say about "Uc Maymun" is already said at the 2008 Festival de Cannes; the directing is incredibly strong! The usage of every cinematographic material shows and once again proves that Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a great auteur of our time. I really don't agree with the critiques that have been made about how too technical and photographical the movie is. Simply because it's not. It's just irritating as life itself. It's reality what was filmed and so; very irritating as it should have been. It's the first movie of the auteur in which act professional actors; therefore it tastes and seems different somehow. Plus the way it's made was meant to be different than the former ones as far as I am concerned. Yet I don't think that the movie lacks the sincerity which always has been the most important reason for me to like the movies of N.B.C. Actually I think that it is more movie-like this time; thus experimental for the director, no need to say.


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Turkey | France | Italy

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Monkeys See more »

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Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,045, 29 March 2009

Gross USA:

$41,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,977,780
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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