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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Country: Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel

A bunch of guys go looking for a dead body, only this isn't fat Jerry O'Connell and friends traipsing through Rob Reiner country; this an existential mess occurring on the Anatolian steppe in Turkey. A classic movie setup, someone's been murdered in the small town of Keskin, and everyone's looking for the body.

A procedural in the most intense sense of the word, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is obsessed with process and duration. It's the kind of formalist masterpiece that's very much in vogue these days, and that this writer is admittedly preoccupied with.

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