Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
is the new film from the celebrated director of Distant
. In the dead of night, a group of men among them, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect drive through the Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can t remember where he buried the body. As night wears on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators own hidden secrets come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin.
SPECIAL EDITION Blu-ray includes over 3 hours of bonus material!
- BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE: The Making of Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
(2011, 92 minutes)
- Interview with the Director (24 minutes)
in Cannes (48 minutes): Photocall, TVCannes Videos, Press Conference, Red Carpet Gala, Award Ceremony
- Lost in Thought (2012, HD, 24 minutes), a visual essay by Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive
- Theatrical Trailer
- Booklet featuring introduction to Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"Anatolia is a cop movie and a road movie - but mostly it s GORGEOUS CINEMA." --Andrew O Hehir, Salon
"A masterpiece. A police procedural that slowly gains the quality of a collective dream." --New York Magazine
"Ravishingly atmospheric. A meditative masterpiece of a policier." --Ella Taylor, NPR