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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Not Rated)

Turkish with English subtitles

In the dead of night, a group of men—among them a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect—pack themselves into three cars and drive through the endless 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 quite remember where he buried the body; in field after field, they dig but discover only dirt. As the night wears on, and tensions escalate, details about the murder emerge and the investigators' own secrets come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems, and when the body is found, the real questions begin. At once epic and intimate, director/co-writer Nuri Bilge Ceylan's (Distant, Climates, Three Monkeys) cerebral mystery tale explores the twisted web of truth, and the occasional kindness of lies. Winner of the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.