Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 2011 ★★★★

A beautifully written, acute character study of a film. It's a hard watch being focused with a harsh, deliberate pace, but there's a dangerous quality below its surface: a mixture of anger, violence, and sadness with complex thematic influences upon the story. The film carries beautiful cinematography (half of the story being in the dark of night) that only adds to the film's darker themes. A piece that's not for everyone, but well worth the reward for the tried and true of world cinema.

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