Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

157 mins | Drama, Crime | Sept. 23, 2011

In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, its members can't help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

157 mins | Drama, Crime | Sept. 23, 2011

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, its members can't help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected.
IMDb rating 7.8
Producers Zeynofilm, Production 2006, 1000 Volt
Original title Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Directors Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Writers Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal, Ebru Ceylan

Cast

Muhammet Uzuner

as Doktor Cemal

Yılmaz Erdoğan

as Komiser Naci

Taner Birsel

as Savcı Nusret

Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

as Şoför Arap Ali

Fırat Tanış

as Kenan

Ercan Kesal

as Muhtar

Cansu Demirci

as Mukhtar's Daughter Cemile

Erol Eraslan

as Murder Victim Yaşar

Murat Kılıç

as Police Officer İzzet

Şafak Karali

as Courthouse Clerk Abidin

Emre Şen

as Sergeant Önder

Burhan Yıldız

as Suspect Ramazan

Nihan Okutucu

as Yaşar's Wife Gülnaz

Kubilay Tunçer

as Autopsy Technician Şakir

Salih Ünal

as Hospital Cook Hamit

Aziz İzzet Biçici

as Restaurant Owner Kazım

Celal Acaralp

as Pharmacist Saim

Mehmet Eren Topçak

as Hamam Scrubber

Ufuk Karali

as Hospital Attendant Sıtkı

Fevzi Müftüoğlu

as 1st Digger Hayrettin

Turgay Kürkçü

as 2nd Digger Ethem

Fatih Ereli

as Gülnaz's Son Adem

Hüseyin Bekeç

as 1st Soldier

Mehmet Öztürk

as 2nd Soldier