Average Rating: 5.1/10
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A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya (Hakan Altuntas) is nearly in a panic when his young son falls into the river on a wintry day and looks lifeless when he's pulled from the water. But a stranger appears out of nowhere and takes the boy in his arms, and suddenly the child is breathing and perfectly healthy again. Yahya and his teenage daughter Neptun (Turku Turan) are grateful
Feb 15, 2010 Wide
Two hours is a long time for something this restless and unforgiving - but it is fascinating, studded with moments of exhilarating beauty and remarkable, unexpected power.
Not your every day offering, admittedly, but a tremendously filmic exercise all the same.
Yesil makes a winsome savant, but his tendency to communicate with his beloved in loud squawks of birdsong proves trying, to say the least.
So portentous and superficially philosophical, it plays like art-house self-parody, betraying Erdem's visual grandeur in the process.
You need a ledger to keep track of the film's solemn, showy, ramshackle, empty symbolism.
It's an interesting film, even if it's never clear what Erdem is getting at.
Visually arresting but teeth-grindingly metaphysical, Reha Erdem's curio has shades of Tarsem Singh in its thinly sketched but eye-catching storytelling.
The bleak, dramatic scenery and sheer oddness here just about keep up the intrigue.
Kosmos is a bewildering and beautiful, if not entirely successful curiosity.
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