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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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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
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Cast

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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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

Turkish

Release Date:

30 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yenice, Çanakkale, Turkey See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,923, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,675, 21 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Nuri Bilge Ceylan has cast Murat Cemcir as father, Idris, after seeing a long soliloquy of Cemcir's in Isler Güçler's series finale in YouTube. See more »

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Hatice: Everything, life seems so close, but it isn't. Because everything's so far away.
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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repeating the awesome experience of Winter Sleep
2 January 2019 | by sraswelSee all my reviews

I remember very well the night I watched Winter Sleep in cinema. The movie was 3+ hrs and once it finished, I didn't notice at all we have spent 3 hrs watching. I could easily go more. That night experience is one the sweetest experiences that I ever had with Cinema. I was hoping to repeat the same experience and damn it again happened. The movie is story of a graduated guy that returns to his village. He wants to be writer. He has a once respected but now gambler father that is the reason of shame for him. He hates the village and all the people there. He wishes even to destroy there. The movie is the story of relationship of a son and father. Father as symbol of identity of the son. The feeling of moving on from your own identity and yet sill being stuck in it. Sinan hates his father but at the same time pities him. He wishes he could move on. At the end of movie Sinan realizes that the father is the wisest and sees himself in father. The father is the wild pear tree and so the Sinan. Bilge Ceylan was photographer and you can find amazing pictures in his movie. The scene that is taken from high and they are driving the truck in snow is amazing. The movie has some masterpiece scenes such as Sinan encounter with Hatice. The way their chat goes and twists to a erotic end, mix with the winds that splashes Hatice hair is so well made.


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