“An exhilarating masterpiece.” —Guardian (UK)
Combining a true story with dialogue from several of Anton Chekhov’s short works, this film follows a group of officials who take a murder suspect through the picturesque Anatolian countryside in search of the victim’s body. One problem: the suspect can’t remember where it is buried. With exacting detail, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan reveals the seemingly small instances that lead to change as members of the group—policemen, a doctor, a prosecutor, a transcriber, and others—reflect on their lives along the journey. Winner of the 2011 Cannes Grand Jury Prize. 2011, 35mm, in Turkish with English subtitles, 157 minutes.