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The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

Ahlat Agaci (original title)
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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dogu Demirkol Dogu Demirkol ... Sinan Karasu
Murat Cemcir ... Idris Karasu
Bennu Yildirimlar Bennu Yildirimlar ... Asuman Karasu
Hazar Ergüçlü ... Hatice
Serkan Keskin ... Suleyman
Tamer Levent Tamer Levent ... Grandfather Recep
Öner Erkan ... Imam Nazmi
Ahmet Rifat Sungar ... Ali Riza
Akin Aksu Akin Aksu ... Imam Veysel
Kubilay Tunçer Kubilay Tunçer ... Ilhami
Ercüment Balakoglu Ercüment Balakoglu ... Grandfather Ramazan
Kadir Çermik ... Mayor Adnan
Özay Fecht Özay Fecht ... Grandmother Hayriye
Sencar Sagdic Sencar Sagdic ... Nevzat
Asena Keskinci Asena Keskinci ... Yasemin Karasu
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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

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What a father keeps hidden is revealed in the son.

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Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

30 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le poirier sauvage See more »

Filming Locations:

Yenice, Çanakkale, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,923, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,850, 12 May 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan was drawn to the real story of the father, Idris in the film, at first. However while composing the screenplay and after meeting with the son, Akin Aksu, he found it more interesting to tell the story of him which is why Aksu joined the production as a co-writer. See more »

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Sinan Karasu: Live in Ia-Ia land, ignore the possibility of breaking up. Then when real life hits home, just blame other people.
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
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Witty and Beautiful
4 November 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

The wind rises as Sinan and Hatice kiss at a spring on the outskirts of the forest. It is the threshold of many things, not merely the forest. A few steps in the right direction will lead to love and the fulfillment of dreams. The wrong steps invite heartbreak and the crushing weight of societal expectations. Which way to go?! While Sinan inspires Hatice to let her hair down, a big step in Turkey, he can't seem to help himself. The gambling addiction, fawning desire to please and wild schemes of his father are not where Sinan wants to go, yet understanding his father is the key to understanding himself, for better or worse. Wild pears are isolated misfits, and so are father and son.

This witty and beautiful film is full of metaphors, wonderful imagery and deep, intriguing conversations. The film revolves around many interesting themes. Among these themes is that ruptures in the soul should be treated with joy and patience for they help us discover who we are. The cinematography is luminous, mesmerizing and far ranging from lamp lit streets at night, rainfall and close-ups of Hatice's flowing hair. I want to linger in each place. It is a long film, but for what it reveals about contemporary Turkish society and human nature, it is a fantastic bargain and worth the price. From the director of Winter Sleep and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Seen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.


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