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.

  1. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

    Director, Writer

  2. Ebru Ceylan


  3. Ercan Kesal


Top Billed Cast

  1. Muhammet Uzuner

    Muhammet Uzuner

    Doktor Cemal

  2. Yılmaz Erdoğan

    Yılmaz Erdoğan

    Komiser Naci

  3. Taner Birsel

    Taner Birsel

    Savcı Nusret

  4. Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

    Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

    Şöför Arap Ali

  5. Fırat Tanış

    Fırat Tanış


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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia



Original Title Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 21, 2011


Original Language Turkish

Runtime 2h 30m

Budget -

Revenue $138,730.00



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