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The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

Ahlat Agaci (original title)
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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Dogu Demirkol Dogu Demirkol ... Sinan Karasu
Murat Cemcir ... Idris Karasu
Bennu Yildirimlar Bennu Yildirimlar ... Asuman Karasu
Hazar Ergüçlü ... Hatice
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ... Suleyman
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 ... Mayor Adnan
Özay Fecht Özay Fecht ... Grandmother Hayriye
Sencar Sagdic Sencar Sagdic ... Nevzat
Asena Keskinci ... Yasemin Karasu
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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

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What a father keeps hidden is revealed in the son.

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Trivia

Ahlat Agaci marks Nuri Bilge Ceylan's seventh time in Cannes Competition. See more »

Quotes

Sinan Karasu: When we learn we are not so important why is our instinct to be hurt? Wouldn't it be better to treat it as a key moment of insight? We engender our own beliefs. Thus we need to believe in separation as much as in beauty and love, and to be prepared. Because rupture and separation in wait for everything beautiful. In which case, why not treat these tribulations as constructive disasters that help us pierce our own mysteries.
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Leopold Stokowski
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It's a rear gem!
22 June 2019 | by harelivesSee all my reviews

I wanted to watch this just because of it's ratings. My wife had watched it before me and when asked, she didn't say much. Only 'there's nothing much' she said. And I was wondering how it's going to be just because it's 3 hours long.

But after getting in to it for some time, I understood that this movie is going to make me stunned. And it's going to be a well worthy watch.

The actors are doing a brilliant job. I wanted to cry in the middle just because I felt the loneliness and helplessness.


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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

30 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Pear Tree See more »

Filming Locations:

Yenice, Çanakkale, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,923, 3 February 2019

Gross USA:

$34,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,717,349
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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