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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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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 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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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 »

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Le poirier sauvage See more »

Filming Locations:

Yenice, Çanakkale, Turkey See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,923, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,177, 14 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Sinan Karasu: But no one should consider themselves pure as the driven snow. He may have lost a lot on the horses. His house, car, honour, pride, respectability. But aren't your salaries paid with the ill-gotten gains of horse races or the lottery?
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
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like a beginner writer
21 June 2018 | by Orhan_AkdenizSee all my reviews

This film is better than "Town", "Three Monkeys" and "Climates" but not as well as others. There is a lot of didactic dialogue in the film. As if the director imitated the dialogue of novice writers. Because the main character is a beginner writer. Even if it really is the goal, it is still bad.


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