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[DVD] Uzak (aka: Distant / Region-3)
[DVD] Uzak (aka: Distant / Region-3)
[DVD] Uzak (aka: Distant / Region-3)
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Product Description
Korean Title: "Uzak"
Starring: Muzaffer Ozdemir, Emin Toprak
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Studio: Starmax
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama

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About This DVD

The highly acclaimed, award-winning Turkish film Distant is a deeply compassionate and frequently amusing study of quiet desperation, prompting many critics to favorably compare writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's subtly hypnotic drama to the films of Ozu and Tarkovsky. Watch closely and you'll recognize someone you know, or even yourself, and the quietest moments are the most enjoyably revealing. Muzaffer Özdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak shared Best Actor honors at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for their perfectly nuanced performances as (respectively) divorced, 40-something photographer Mahmut and his distant relative Yusef, who arrives in Istanbul looking for work, and quickly wears out his welcome. Tensions mount, revealing solitude as the natural (if not preferred) state of these lonely, melancholy men. (In the context of this film, it's tragically ironic that Toprak was killed in an auto accident, at age 28, six months before his honors at Cannes.) With understated humor, Ceylan observes Mahmut and Yusef's chronic isolation, but he never passes judgment. Distant could've been made anywhere and it would yield the same visually seductive study of detachment. Tune into its wavelength and you'll find it unforgettable. --Jeff Shannon

Audio Format: DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo
Video Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Turkish
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country Made: Turkey
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 2002 
Running Time: 105
Special Features: - Koza (Cocoon), a Short Film by the Director
- Interview with the Director
- Behind the Scenes Footage
- Photo Gallery
- Foreign Theatrical Trailer
- Scene Selections
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