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Uniform Title Uzak (Motion picture)
Title Uzak = Distant / a New Yorker Films release ; yapim, NBC Ajans ; senaryo / yönetmen [screenplay/director], Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Publication Info. [Istanbul] : NBC Ajans ; New York, NY : Distributed in the US by New Yorker Video, [2002]


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Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo; 16:9 widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, letterboxed for 4/3 televisions.
Cast Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya, Nazan Kirilmiş, Feridun Koç, Fatma Ceylan, Ebru Yapici.
Credits Goruntu yonetmeni [director of photography], N. B. Ceylan ; kurgu [editing], Ayhan Ergürsel, N. B. Ceylan ; sanat yonetmeni [art director], Ebru Yapici.
Event Originally produced as a Turkish motion picture in 2002.
Summary Yusuf, laid off when the factory in his economically depressed village closes, decides to board a bus for Istanbul and stay at the home of his urbanite cousin, a successful and cosmopolitan art photographer named Mahmut. Yusef dreams of working on freighters, an exotic life of global travel far from his bucolic, insular village. Mahmut, divorced, forty-something, intensely private and self-consumed, grows increasingly resentful and impatient over his aimless and naïve cousin's unformed plans. He begins picking fights with Yusef for breaking the house rules during his brief absences. An elegantly realized, pensive, and hauntingly lucid exposition on the unarticulated desolation of self-imposed urban alienation, rootlessness, estrangement, and solitude.
Contents Off to Istanbul -- Mahmut's routine -- Houseguest -- Winter wonderland -- Time together -- Job search -- Drifting apart -- "Photography is dead." -- When the cat's away -- Night on the town -- Boiling point -- Missing watch -- Caught in the trap -- Departure -- Along again -- End credits.
Note Special features: "Koza" = "Cocoon" [short film, b&w] directed by Ceylan (1995, 18 min.); Uzak: Behind the scenes [featurette] (42 min.); Interview with the director [featurette, in English] (31 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (4 min., app. 30 images).
Awards Winner, 2003 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor-Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak; Grand Prize of the Jury-Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo, Special Jury Prize-Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Istanbul International Film Festival: Best Turkish Director of the Year-Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Best Turkish Film of the Year-Nuri Bilge Ceylan; FIPRESCI Prize, Turkish Competition-Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Access Licensed for individual viewing only.
Form Issued also on film.
Language In Turkish with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Cousins -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Loneliness -- Drama.
Life change events -- Drama.
Depressed persons -- Drama.
Men -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
City and town life -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Drama.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Drama.
Indexed Term Alle Dram
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Turkish.
Added Author Ceylan, Nuri Bilge, 1959- Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Özdemir, Muzaffer. Actor.
Toprak, Mehmet Emin, 1974-2002. Actor.
Gencer, Zuhal. Actor.
Kırılmış, Nazan, 1969-
Koç, Feridun. Actor.
Ceylan, Fatma. Actor.
Yapıcı, Ebru. Actor.
NBC Ajans (Firm)
New Yorker Video (Firm)
Added Title Distant
ISBN 1567303749
Standard No. 717119914547
Music No. DVD 91405 New Yorker Video
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