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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 ... 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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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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Turkish | English

Release Date:

12 June 2014 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Sueño de invierno See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Aydin: [Epilogue] Nihal, I didn't go away. I couldn't. Whether it's because I've grown old, or I've gone mad, or because I've become a different man, think what you like. I just don't know. But this new man inside me for a few days won't let me go away. Please, don't ask me to go either. I now understand nothing is calling me to Istanbul. Everything is alien to me there as it is everywhere else. I want you to know that I have no one but you. And I miss you every minute, every second that goes by. But ...
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Oh My! Oh My!
17 April 2015 | by akashawasthi12896See all my reviews

How can you embody so many themes in one single movie with such great care and dedication? This motion picture lets you see everything you want to see and perhaps even more. With this I'll also add, its quintessentially a Nuri Bilge Ceylan film, so you cant expect any over- the-top gesture or quirk. Its life at its natural pace. Whether an audience sees it or not, its there, in all its beauty and tragedy.

Aydin (Haluk Bilginer) runs a small hotel in Anatolia with his wife Nihal (Melisa Sozen) and his sister Necla (Demet Akbag). His life appears to be a serene one at first. He seems calm, handles everything with care, looks as if he has a grip on almost everything. But does he?

When the film begins we have no idea who these people are and by the film ends, its as if we know their core, so much so that its shocking. That is the power only possessed by great films, which this one is, in my mind.

With this film, Ceylan has reached to a whole other level of film- making. He not only co-wrote some of the best conversations ever to be captured on film, but also had the ability to stage and dramatize it.

On a personal level, I just feel this is that kind of a film which would be cathartic for some, highly profound for others and some might just find it boring owing to its length. But one thing is certain, it has captured the truth of the characters as one would catch lightening in a bottle (if one ever could). Its worth a watch, at least once, and that goes for every single person on earth!Do catch it sometime.


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