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5.0 out of 5 stars unsettling, atmospheric and utterly gripping, 21 May 2012
This review is from: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [DVD] (DVD)
The storyline could be something taken from a Coen brothers film and at times this does have a sprinkling of the same wit and the same obscure, existential intentions- particularly of the more recent work. However, there is little that seems worthy of comparison with what this film manages to achieve, with the sometimes stark, sometimes magical beauty of its photography.

The film is shot for the most part at night and so the locations within which they attempt to track down the victim's corpse are steeped in an other worldliness, not really belonging to places we might immediately recognise and yet still full of the minutiae of human drama- the death of a friend's wife, buffalo cheese (or is it yoghurt?), a child's medication- all unfolding around the incidence of a brutal murder, the motive of which is never fully explained.

The final shot- which I will not describe for fear of lessening its effect- is simply haunting and I get goose-bumps thinking of it even now.
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2012 05:16:07 BDT
Are there English subtitles?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 08:39:28 BDT
P. Johnson says:
yes

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 21:31:54 BDT
Does this DVD have a 90 minute 'making of' and interview!?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 00:39:01 BDT
Chris Hilton says:
Yes.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 19:29:40 BDT
Thanks!
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