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Kis Uykusu (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 June 2014 (Turkey)
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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 Ayberk Pekcan ... Sofor Hidayet (Hidayet the chauffeur)
Serhat Mustafa Kiliç Serhat Mustafa Kiliç ... Hamdi (as Serhat Kiliç)
Nejat Isler ... Ismail
Tamer Levent Tamer Levent ... Suavi
Nadir Saribacak ... Ogretmen Levent (Levent the teacher)
Mehmet Ali Nuroglu Mehmet Ali Nuroglu ... Ogretmen Musterisi Timur (Timur, the teacher guest)
Emirhan Doruktutan ... Ilyas
Ekrem Ilhan 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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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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Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Sueño de invierno See more »

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Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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2.35 : 1
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This is the second - the first being Yol (1982) - Turkish film to win the Palme d'Or. See more »

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

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Aydin: Justice doesn't even exist in nature, why should it exist here?
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References Monsieur Ibrahim (2003) See more »

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Sonata in A major D959 - Andantino
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"Mindfully mysterious character piece..."
27 December 2014 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

Turkish screenwriter, film editor, cinematographer and director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's seventh feature film which he wrote with Turkish screenwriter and art director Ebru Ceylan, premiered In competition at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival in 2014, was screened in the Masters section at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, was shot on locations in Turkey and is a Turkey-France-Germany co-production which was produced by producer Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan. It tells the story about a columnist named Aydin who lives in a small town with his wife named Nihal and his divorced sister named Necla, and who one day after meeting a man with his assistant regarding the acquirement of a horse, becomes involved in a situation initiated by a student.

Distinctly and precisely directed by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated interchangeably from the main characters' viewpoints, draws a thematically versatile, non-political and conversationally reflective portrayal of a once promising theatre actor, an uncle whom is preventing his brother from further complicating a predicament and making amends for his nephew's actions, a Japanese couple and a wife engaged in a project. While notable for its distinct milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by cinematographer Gökhan Tiryaki and production design by production designer Gamze Kus, this dialog- driven and narrative-driven story about human complexity which is somewhat inspired by short stories by Russian 19th century author Anton Chekhov, depicts some densely interrelated studies of character and contains a timely instrumental score.

This increasingly atmospheric, ironically humorous and internally involving three hour and sixteen minutes narrative feature which is set in Turkey in the 21st century, where the journey into the human soul proceeds and where a husband begins engaging in his spouse's project which she has started independently from him, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, measured continuity, philosophical contemplations on essential questions, concentrated and noteworthy interplay, masterful cinematic scenes and the commendable acting performances by Turkish actors Haluk Bilginer and Serhat Kiliç and Turkish actresses Melisa Sözen and Demet Akbağ. An ingeniously literary, cinematographically understated and mindfully mysterious character piece which gained, among other awards, the Palme d'Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014.


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