Watch the full film on the
Welcome to Fandor. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. ×
also known as Üç maymun

Three Monkeys2008

  • 3.9
After his critically acclaimed mood pieces DISTANT and CLIMATES, Turkey's leading filmmaker moves in a more plot-driven direction while retaining his mastery of ambience, nuance and astonishing cinematography. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, THREE MONKEYS tells a twisty, noirish tale that opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur EyпїЅp to take the rap. The film concerns the effects of this devil's bargain on EyпїЅp's family as simmering tensions and intrigue wreak havoc in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts. In the spirit of Luis BuпїЅel's THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE and Michael Haneke's CACHE, THREE MONKEYS mounts a caustic critique of the bourgeois family, riddled with hypocrisy yet stubbornly resilient in its seemingly boundless capacity to sidestep guilt and accountability.

Copy embed code

×

Distributor

34100.small

What makes this film worth watching? See All Reviews

"...an elegant exercise with four characters trapped by class, guilt and greed." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times


2 members like this review

Three monkeys is a mesmerizing portrait of human beings trapped by their own limitations and enslaved to their mortal flaws. There are greater forces sometimes, greater than our own will, which govern human behavior. In this film money, desperation and guilt, rule supreme in a life filled with seemingly unconquerable obstacles. There is a great sense of helplessness with everything that unfolds. These people are complex, but there fates appear clear as an oncoming storm on the horizon, plain to see.

Cast & Crew Genres Festivals & Awards Related Articles

Member Reviews (10)

Three monkeys is a mesmerizing portrait of human beings trapped by their own limitations and enslaved to their mortal flaws. There are greater forces sometimes, greater than our own will, which govern human behavior. In this film money, desperation and guilt, rule supreme in a life filled with seemingly unconquerable obstacles. There is a great sense of helplessness with everything that unfolds. These people are complex, but there fates appear clear as an oncoming storm on the horizon, plain to see.

2 members like this review
Fa3e66f8e72e9fc969524b30124b4469?default=https%3a%2f%2fd3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net%2fassets%2favatars%2fmale%2favatar m 0020
filmmaker

Excellent. 4 stars

1aa2e526407e3f5104b0a1be2f282d4e?default=https%3a%2f%2fd3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net%2fassets%2favatars%2ffemale%2favatar f 0028
top reviewer

so brilliant! such tension! Great study of human weakness and strength

Picture?width=100&height=100
top reviewer

Great pacing and acting not dependent on dialogue. First rate lighting and camera. This movie proves less is more!

Human folly and frailness under the pitiless gaze of Ceylan.

It,s was good! says Bruno in Love!

Slow paced but tense and so beautiful to watch.

This was a very subtle film, with minimal dialogue and almost no direct action. Yet it manages to convey its story fairly well through inference and visual cue. I found it both depressing (rather dark themes) and poetic.

Great flick from beginning to end. Unpredictable an original.

this was hard to watch for me..even as a Turk..too dark and depressive..but I guess it does have points..that do reflect some pain in our culture..the cinematography is absolutely brilliant..Bravo to Nuri Bilge Ceylan and all who worked in this production.