Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Genre Drama
Runtime 150 minutes
Supplier Zeyno Films Ltd.
Festivals/Awards Grand Prize of the Jury - Cannes Film Festival 2011
Release Date In theatres on February 3, 2012
DVD/Blu-ray available on September 11, 2012


Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads...

Grand Prize of the Jury - Cannes Film Festival 2011

Official Film Site


Cast & Credits

Doctor Cemal Muhammet Uzuner
Commissar Naci Yilmaz Erdogan
Prosecutor Nusret Taner Birsel
Driver Arab Ali Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Suspect Kenan Firat Tanis

Press & Articles

“'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia': A masterpiece from Turkey ” - The Globe and Mail

“A long night spent looking for a body in the desert sets this Turkish crime drama apart as an exhilarating masterpiece” - The Guardian

“Out of the Shadows: 'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'” - Vogue

“'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' Review” - The Montreal Gazette

“Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film, a thriller as challenging as Antonioni's Blow-Up, is his finest work to date” - The Guardian

“Mesmerizing Power of Turkish Crime Drama ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’” - Hollywood Chicago

“'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' Review” - Chicago Sun-Times

“****” - Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Men without women and secrets without end” - The Toronto Star

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

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