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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia review

A group of men including a sceptical doctor, an irascible police chief, a vain prosecutor and two murder suspects – travel at night through the Anatolian countryside in search of a buried corpse.

In the hands of Turkish maestro Nuri Bilge Ceylan ( Uzak ), this leisurely journey from darkness into light becomes a hypnotic meditation on life, death and the mysteries of the universe.

Closer in metaphysical spirit to Kiarostami than to Leone, it lingers thanks to beautifully lit widescreen images of lived-in faces and barren, beautiful landscapes.

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