Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

7.41 / Rated by 13 people

Crime
Drama
 / 
157 min.
Plot  Through the night, three cars carry a small group of men - police officers, a doctor, a prosecutor, grave diggers, gendarmerie forces, and two brothers, homicide suspects - around in the rural surroundings of the Anatolian town Keskin, in search of a buried body. Kenan, one of the suspects, leads them from one water fountain to another; at the time of the crime he was drunk and he cannot recall where he and his mentally challenged brother buried the body. The darkness and visual indistinctness of the landscape do not help; each spot looks the same as the others.

Meanwhile, the men discuss a variety of topics, such as yoghurt, lamb chops, urination, family, spouses, ex-wives, death, suicide, hierarchy, bureaucracy, ethics, and their jobs. Philosophy is also discussed, with one apparently central and particular idea/theme mentioned a couple of times throughout the film—the idea that children invariably pay for their parents' mistakes.

After many stops the prosecutor begins ...
  

Director(s)

Cast

Muhammet Uzuner
Doctor Cemal
Yilmaz Erdogan
Commissar Naci
Taner Birsel
Prosecutor Nusret
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Chauffeur Arap Ali
Firat Tanis
Suspect Kenan
Ugur Arslanoglu
Courthouse Driver Tevfik
Safak Karali
Courthouse Clerk Abidin
Emre Sen
Sergeant Onder
Burhan Yildiz
Suspect Ramazan
Nihan Okutucu
Yasar's wife Gulnaz

Others

All Titles

Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Turkish Original Title
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
English Title

Release Dates

Language

Turkish

Updates

aysers rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 7.0 stars / 25.12.2017

McBilek rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 8.0 stars / 24.07.2016

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Gülsah rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 6.5 stars / 14.01.2016

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TonyMontana rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 7.5 stars / 12.12.2014

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brktsc rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 8.0 stars / 14.10.2014

hakan added Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) to watchlist / 09.09.2014

Bultan reviewed Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) / 18.08.2014

Gelmis geçmis en iyi Türk filmlerinden

dilek rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 10.0 stars / 15.08.2014

montbravo rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 6.5 stars / 14.08.2014

TonyMontana reviewed Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) / 02.07.2014

izledigim en kötü filmlerden biri, tavsiye etmiyorum :( :)


Bultan rated Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) with 10.0 stars / 18.06.2014



  Bultan - Gelmis geçmis en iyi Türk filmlerinden
18.08.2014

  TonyMontana - izledigim en kötü filmlerden biri, tavsiye etmiyorum :( :)
02.07.2014


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