15 certificateOnce Upon a Time in Anatolia is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a 4 star programme

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Directed by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's remarkable film is part police procedural, part metaphysical road movie. Winner of the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the film's meditative plot centres around the hunt for the body of a murder victim buried somewhere in rural Anatolia. Kenan has confessed to the crime, but claims not to remember the exact location of the corpse, and in the course of the ensuing quest the local police, prosecutor and doctor journey through a long night of insight and lost innocence. Delivering his narrative with masterful subtlety and a keen awareness of the stark landscape, Ceylan quietly but devastatingly delves into themes of mortality and human nature, producing a film of rare poise and emotional power.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 185 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Filmed in Colour

When is Once Upon a Time in Anatolia next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 August 8th, 1:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 August 8th, 2:00am. See more...


Muhammet Uzuner...Doctor Cemal
Yilmaz Erdogan...Commissar Naci
Taner Birsel...Prosecutor Nusret
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan...Driver Arab Ali
Firat Tanis...Suspect Kenan
Ercan Kesal...Mukhtar
Erol Erarslan...Murder Victim Yasar
Ugur Aslanoglu...Courthouse Driver Tevfik
Murat Kiliç...Police Officer Izzet
Safak Karali...Courthouse Clerk Abidin
Emre Sen...Sgt. Onder
Burhan Yildiz...Suspect Ramazan
Nihan Okutucu...Yasar's wife Gülnaz
Cansu Demirci...Mukhtar's Daughter Cemile
Kubilay Tunçer...Autopsy Technician Sakir