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Butterflies (2018)

Kelebekler (original title)
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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Cast

Credited cast:
Tolga Tekin ... Cemal
Bartu Küçükçaglayan ... Kenan
Tugce Altug ... Suzan
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 Emrullah Cakay ... Garson
Lea Faßbender ... Anchorwoman
Sebnem Hassanisoughi ... Tale narrator
Zeki Kahveci Zeki Kahveci ... Man in tavern #2
Mustafa Kirantepe ... Resepsiyonist
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Storyline

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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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterflies See more »

Filming Locations:

Canakkale, Turkey

Company Credits

Production Co:

Karacelik Film Yapim See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Entire movie was shot in 18 days. See more »

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Uc Elma
Written by Cem Adiyaman
Performed by Cem Adiyaman
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Good entertainment, fun film.
5 April 2018 | by alperen_gencSee all my reviews

I'm not going to pretend I'm a film critic, a student studying film or anyone else who has any authority on deeming films to be good or bad. I'm just a film savvy average Joe.

I loved this movie because it was good fun, and that's what this movie was about. It's not trying to be anything other than fun. It's one of the few films where you can get a good laugh from one scene and tear-up in grief from another one. Acting was solid, situations seemed relatable. Except for some obviously tongue-in-cheek moments, the comedy wasn't absurd (as is usual in Turkish comedies) Good drama, some very emotional scenes, and good comedy were blended very well in my opinion. The story built suspense and the director trolls the audience hard.

All in all, a very enjoyable film, money well spent, and a very welcome addition to Turkish cinema.


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