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Ahlat Agaci (2018)

An aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his father's debts catch up to him.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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Cast overview:
Dogu Demirkol Dogu Demirkol ... Sinan Karasu
Murat Cemcir Murat Cemcir ... Idris Karasu
Bennu Yildirimlar Bennu Yildirimlar ... Asuman Karasu
Hazar Ergüçlü Hazar Ergüçlü ... Hatice
Serkan Keskin ... Suleyman
Tamer Levent Tamer Levent ... Grandfather Recep
Öner Erkan ... Imam Nazmi
Ahmet Rifat Sungar ... Ali Riza
Akin Aksu Akin Aksu ... Imam Veysel
Kubilay Tunçer Kubilay Tunçer ... Ilhami
Ercüment Balakoglu Ercüment Balakoglu ... Grandfather Ramazan
Kadir Çermik Kadir Çermik ... Mayor Adnan
Özay Fecht Özay Fecht ... Grandmother Hayriye
Sencar Sagdic Sencar Sagdic ... Nevzat
Asena Keskinci Asena Keskinci ... Yasemin Karasu
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An aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his father's debts catch up to him.

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What a father keeps hidden is revealed in the son.

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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

30 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzika grusza See more »

Filming Locations:

Yenice, Çanakkale, Turkey See more »

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In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's own words Ahlat Agaci "attempts to tell the story of a young man who senses with a feeling of guilt that he is different in a way that he cannot come to accept, that he is being dragged towards a destiny that he cannot embrace, as well as the rich mosaic of people surrounding him, without favoring or being unfair to anybody". See more »


Soundtracks

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Leopold Stokowski
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worst movie of NBC so far
2 June 2018 | by furkanovSee all my reviews

As a lover of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's (NBC) previous professional works, i found this one rather raw comparing the other films of him.

First and biggest con of Ahlat Agaci is, NBC's approach to Anatolian people. He looks like he becomes more and more ignorant to Anatolians and sees less good inside them, so you can clearly feel as NBC's popularity among EU and other world climbs higher, his vision of his people got blurred and twisted by his political and ideological views.

He once said while receiving greatest prize ever; "I dedicate the prize to my lonely and beautiful country." But now, without his plain and crystal clear artistry, his country is more beautiful but lonelier.

As the others cons of the film, all the followers of NBC's works would agree that technical specifications and awe inspiring photography is clearly absent when you compare Ahlat Agaci to Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da or Kis Uykusu.

Conclusion; not a very bad movie but, not arguably worst of his.


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