Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys' offers the kind of artistry rare in contemporary cinema.
-Michael Phillips, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
See it ? and marvel!
-Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT
Brilliant, gorgeously visual film
-Peter Brunette, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Du très beau cinéma
-C'est bien meilleur le matin
Une œuvre fascinante et troublante
-24 images
D'une beauté visuelle à couper le souffle
-Le Devoir

Synopsis

If you ignore the truth, will it go away? This is the central theme of THREE MONKEYS, a film noir whose title refers to the adage: see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Best Director prize for this story about a politician who hits a pedestrian with his car and asks his driver to take the rap. Gradually the driver and his family discover their lies beget tragedy. More narrative than Ceylan's previous Cannes favorites (DISTANT and CLIMATES), THREE MONKEYS bears all his trademarks, including brooding cityscapes, a natural soundtrack, and breathtaking cinematography.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, April 24, 2009
Original Languages: Turkish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 104 min.
Year: 2008

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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PHOTOS

Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Ismail / The Son (Ahmet Rifat Sungar). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan) and Servet / The Politician (Ercan Kesal) from very far. Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan) and Servet / The Politician (Ercan Kesal). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan) and Eyüp / The Father (Yavuz Bingöl). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Eyüp / The Father (Yavuz Bingöl) and Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Ismail / The Son (Ahmet Rifat Sungar). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Eyüp / The Father (Yavuz Bingöl). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Ismail / The Son (Ahmet Rifat Sungar). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan) and Eyüp / The Father (Yavuz Bingöl). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Eyüp / The Father (Yavuz Bingöl). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Ismail / The Son (Ahmet Rifat Sungar). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.
Hacer / The Mother (Hatice Aslan) and Servet / The Politician (Ercan Kesal). Photo courtesy of NBC Film.