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The Small Town (1997)

Kasaba (original title)
The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

Director:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Writers:

Emin Ceylan (story), Nuri Bilge Ceylan
8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mehmet Emin Toprak ... Saffet (as M. Emin Toprak)
Havva Saglam Havva Saglam ... Asiye
Cihat Bütün Cihat Bütün ... Ali
Fatma Ceylan Fatma Ceylan ... Nine
Emin Ceylan Emin Ceylan ... Dede (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Sercihan Alevoglu Sercihan Alevoglu ... Father - Baba (as Sercihan Alioglu)
Semra Yilmaz Semra Yilmaz ... Mother - Anne
Latif Altintas Latif Altintas ... Teacher - Ögretmen
Muzaffer Özdemir ... Deli Ahmet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timuçin Caymaz Timuçin Caymaz ... Dede (voice) (as M. Emin Ceylan)
Gazanfer Ündüz Gazanfer Ündüz ... Father - Baba (voice) (as Sercihan Alioglu)
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The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The battle described by the grandfather, known to the British as "Defence of Kut Al Amara", took place between December 1915 and April 1916. British troops were besieged in the town of Kut and eventually had to surrender when relief forces could not reach them. However, the British commander did not commit suicide as the grandfather says, but was imprisoned for the remainder of the war. It is possible that the grandfather was captured at the Second Battle of Kut, won by the British forces. See more »

Goofs

Ismail arrives at class and enters through a door where the floor is wet and and has small patches of snow. When another student goes to close the door, the floor is now dry. See more »

Connections

Followed by Uzak (2002) See more »

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THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND
17 February 2020 | by KeremUlucaySee all my reviews

Kasaba is the feature film debut of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. I think that movie is not one of the best films of Ceylan, not even in my top 5. But when I look at Kasaba, I can clearly see how great and skillful he is. That's a delightful piece of filmmaking.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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