Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
9,314 Ratings


In the dead of night, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. As the night draws on, the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light.

Our take

Turkey’s pre-eminent auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan took home the Grand Prix prize from the Cannes Film Festival with this hypnotic, slow-burning neo-noir. In Ceylan’s trademark visual rhythms, mysteries stack upon mysteries in an enigmatic journey through a landscape, a murder, and a chiaroscuro night.