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Pandora's Box (2008)

Pandora'nin kutusu (original title)
When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.

Director:

Yesim Ustaoglu

Writers:

Sema Kaygusuz (screenplay), Yesim Ustaoglu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsilla Chelton ... Nusret
Derya Alabora Derya Alabora ... Nesrin
Onur Ünsal ... Murat
Övül Avkiran Övül Avkiran ... Güzin
Osman Sonant Osman Sonant ... Mehmet
Tayfun Bademsoy ... Faruk
Nazmi Kirik Nazmi Kirik ... Hirsiz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilker Ozyildirim Ilker Ozyildirim ... Doctor
Emrah Tinte Emrah Tinte
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Storyline

When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.

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Drama

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a well-rounded movie that captures raw human emotion
15 November 2009 | by slowboatmoSee all my reviews

For the first comment, you said only the french actress who played the role of the old lady does justice to this movie, I completely disagree. It seems like you put an excessive amount of emphasis on the development of characters as opposed to the storyline and meaning of the movie. First of all, Chelton is supposed to be the central character in this movie while all the other characters play the supporting role. So it goes without saying that she is obliged to outshine the other characters. In my opinion, this is a very well-rounded, touching movie with deep messages. It paints a balancing, beautiful portrait of life in both metropolitan and rural Turkey. It is one of the better foreign movies I have seen in recent years. Each character's performance is so real and down-to-earth that the whole movie feels like a real-life drama, albeit a profound one. One thing I want to add is that this movie never indulges in sexuality like many other foreign movies do so it elevates itself to a higher, more artistic level.


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Country:

Turkey | France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (Turkey) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$526,171
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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