In Cappadocia I met a U.K. couple who were cycling from England to China. They took a break to visit the region inspired by this film.
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The story is set in Anatolia and examines the significant divide between the rich and poor as well as the powerful and powerless in Turkey.
Haluk Bilginer as Aydın, a former actor who is now a writer, hotel owner, and landlord is in nearly every scene. He is excellent.
The cinematography is superb.
It’s a very long film. Over 3 hours. Long intimate dialogues reveal the characters. Slowly.
Too slowly for me. I don’t have that kind of patience.