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Three Monkeys
[Üç Maymun]

Feature Film

Nuri Bilge Ceylan


109 minutes

Turkish with English subtitles


WINNER — Best Director, Cannes Film Festival

"A ripe and pulpy melodrama! Fits squarely within the logic of classic film noir." —New York Times

"An elegant exercise with four characters trapped by class, guilt and greed." —Chicago Sun-Times

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After his critically acclaimed mood pieces Distant and Climates, leading Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan shifts gears in this twisty, noirish tale while retaining his mastery of ambience, nuance and astonishing cinematography.

Winner of the Best Director Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Three Monkeys opens with an ambitious politician feeling a hit-and-run accident in the dead of night. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap. While Eyüp stews in jail, this devil's bargain takes its toll on his brooding son Ismail and restless wife Hacer, who falls into an illicit affair with the politician. Ismail's discovery of his mother's infidelity and Eyüp's post-release suspicions crank up the simmering tensions in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts.

DVD Special Features

  • 16:9 anamorphic transfer, created from Hi-Def elements and enhanced for widescreen TVs
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Interview with director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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