Pandora's Box (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Belgium , Germany , France , Turkey   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu confronts the curse of modernity with this drama concerning an estranged group of siblings who return to their small coastal town to search for their missing mother. Nesrin, Güzin, and their brother Mehmet all live content, preoccupied lives in Istanbul. Upon learning that their elderly mother Nusert has gone missing, all three siblings reluctantly make the trip back to their quaint coastal hometown in hopes of quickly tracking her down before beating a hasty retreat back to the city. A quick trip back to the country turns into a soul stirring journey of self-discovery, however, when Nesrin, Güzin, and Mehmet realize that they are not only strangers in their own hometown, but to one another as well. Having become so alienated from themselves that they allowed their aspirations to be clouded by prejudice, apathy, and thoughtless concessions to the status quo, the three siblings slowly begin to reassess their lives as they make their way ever deeper into the sweeping Turkish countryside.



alienation, apathy, disappearance, hometown, journey, missing-person, mother, sibling