A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haluk Bilginer ... Aydin
Melisa Sözen ... Nihal
Demet Akbag ... Necla
Ayberk Pekcan ... Sofor Hidayet (Hidayet the chauffeur)
Serhat Mustafa Kiliç ... Hamdi (as Serhat Kiliç)
Nejat Isler ... Ismail
Tamer Levent ... Suavi
Nadir Saribacak ... Ogretmen Levent (Levent the teacher)
Mehmet Ali Nuroglu ... Ogretmen Musterisi Timur (Timur, the teacher guest)
Emirhan Doruktutan ... Ilyas
Ekrem Ilhan ... Atci Ekrem
Rabia Özel Rabia Özel ... Fatma
Fatma Deniz Yildiz Fatma Deniz Yildiz ... Sevda
Masaki Murao Masaki Murao ... Japanese Tourist Erkek
Junko Yokomizo Junko Yokomizo ... Japanese Tourist Kadin
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Storyline

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities... Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The posters on the walls of Aydin's office include Camus' "Caligula", Chekhov's "The Seagull", and Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". See more »

Goofs

The books in Aydin's hands change during the argument with his wife. See more »

Quotes

Necla: Philanthropy isn't tossing a bone to a hungry dog, it's sharing when you are just as hungry.
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Connections

Referenced in Discordia (2016) See more »

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Sonata in A major D959 - Andantino
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Desolate & Bleak...
16 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... like the Anatolian weather, mimicking the lives of a businessman's younger wife, his sister and some defaulting tenants who live close by while he, in the fashion of middle aged men the world over, continues with his blinkered, unchanging view of life - but at what cost?


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Turkey | France | Germany

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter Sleep See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,018,705
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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