“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” is already a strong contender for 2012 Movie of the Year. At 157 minutes, it’s hard to imagine that the film doesn’t feel long enough but after two viewings I want more from these characters. An entrancing epic ‘fairytale’ of a movie, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” is several movies rolled into one – an absurd road movie, a police procedural, a black comedy Coen Brothers-style, a melancholic existential human drama and ultimately a gaze into the lonely minds of introspective Turkish bureaucrats. Now that last one is not specifically a type of movie but after this film maybe it should be a new genre.
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