30.09. - 09.10.2021

Three Monkeys Turkey, France, Italy 2008 | 109 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

NURI BILGE CEYLAN (*1959) is one of contemporary Turkish cinema's most important figures. His epic Winter Sleep, which was also shown at Filmfest Hamburg, won the Golden Palm in 2014. The Wild Pear Tree also ran in competition at Cannes.

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Four people are fatefully interconnected. A man, his wife, their son and the man’s boss. The family is aware of a truth that, once articulated, will shatter them forever. Living a lie, they resemble the three legendary monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. But will it suffice to live in denial of the truth? Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s drama about guilt, atonement, consequence and the poisonous power of secrets was awarded the directing prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Original title: Üç Maymun
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesae
Cast: Hatice Aslan, Yavuz Bingöl, Ercan Kesal, Ahmet Rifat Sungar
Producer: Zeynep Özbatur
Director of Photography: Gökhan Tiryaki
Production Design: Ebru Ceylan
Editor: Ayhan Ergürsel
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales: Pyramide International, 5, rue du Chevalier de Saint, George, 75008 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 42 96 02 20, Fax: +33 1 40 20 05 51, email: pricher(at),
Production: Zeynofilm


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