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1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
After losing his factory job, Yusuf (Mehmet Emin Toprak) leaves his Turkish village and travels to Istanbul in search of work. There, he lives with his cousin Mahmut (Muzaffer Özdemir), a well-to-do photographer. Yusuf, who assumed it would be easy to secure a position aboard a ship, has little luck in his job search. As the days go by, Mahmut clashes with his countrified cousin over their vast differences in personality -- and, perhaps more so, their uncomfortable similarities.

Cast: Muzaffer Özdemir , Zuhal Gencer Erkaya , Nazan Kirilmis , Feridun Koc , Fatma Ceylan , Mehmet Emin Toprak , Ebru Ceylan , Bahattin Serter

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Distant (2002)

Release Date: March 12th, 2004|1 hr. 49 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A minimalist drama that takes its mood from Turkey's wintry terrain and the uneasy relationship between two bullheaded cousins. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Long stretches go by without dialogue or discernible action. But there are significant rewards for those willing to accept the movie's deliberate pace. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A Chekhovian tale of major artistic power. show more

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