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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. There, he developed a strong interest in image, ... See full bio »

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Kis Uykusu Director
Üç Maymun Director
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 2018 Ahlat Agaci
 2014 Kis Uykusu
 2008 Üç Maymun
 2006 Iklimler
 2002 Uzak
 1997 Kasaba
 1995 Koza (Short)
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N. B. Ceylan | N.B. Ceylan


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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[on Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011)] There are so many characters in life. Sometimes you cannot know them in certain situations. You have a girlfriend once. You are with her for three years. One day, you go on a trip with her. In three days, you get more information about her than you did in the previous three years. In my last film and in most of the films, there are situations where through ... See more »


The starting point for him to be a filmmaker was reading the autobiography of Roman Polanski titled 'Roman' in which Polanski's life from concentration camps to Hollywood inspired Nuri Bilge Ceylan. See more »


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