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Butterflies (2018)

Kelebekler (original title)
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In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

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Tolga Karaçelik
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Credited cast:
Tolga Tekin ... Cemal
Bartu Küçükçaglayan ... Kenan
Tugce Altug ... Suzan
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ... Muhtar
Hakan Karsak ... Imam
Ezgi Mola ... Sevtap
Ercan Kesal ... Çoban
Günes Zahid Günes Zahid ... Waiter at the tavern
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Necat Bayar Necat Bayar ... Man in tavern #1
Bedir Bedir Bedir Bedir ... Zahid
Emrullah Cakay ... Garson
Gülnur Demircan Gülnur Demircan ... Himmet
Lea Faßbender ... Anchorwoman
Sebnem Hassanisoughi Sebnem Hassanisoughi ... Tale narrator
Zeki Kahveci Zeki Kahveci ... Man in tavern #2
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Close-up of an astronaut's face. The astronaut is Cemal. Kenan dubs home videos for a living. In a classroom, kindergarten teacher Suzan weeps frantically. They are the sons and daughter of Mazhar. Now, after being 30 years apart, their father calls them back home to their village of Hasanlar. They don't know why. When they arrive to Hasanlar, they realize that their father is dead and in his will he asks to be buried when the butterflies come to the village to die; one of the many strangeness of this village. Three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their father will have to kill time in this village while waiting for the time of the butterflies. As they start to find out more about their father and about each other, they also start to know more about themselves.

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Comedy | Drama

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It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Damimiza Kar Yagdi
Performed by Kahtali Mice
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15 August 2019 | by Orhan_AkdenizSee all my reviews

This film reminded me of the brothers Woody Allen and Coen. And I tasted Wes Craven. I would recommend to those who want to watch a different movie.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterflies See more »

Filming Locations:

Canakkale, Turkey

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,082
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Karacelik Film Yapim See more »
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2.35 : 1
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