Kosmos (2010)




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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 to the stranger, who they discover is named Kosmos (Sermet Yesil), and they bring him into town, where they offer to find him a place to stay. But Kosmos, who often prefers to communicate in inarticulate noises, doesn't care for his new accommodations, and he develops a bad reputation for his habit of stealing things, his strange diet (consisting entirely of sweets), and his desire to bed as many women as possible, including Neptun. Kosmos is on the verge of being driven from the village when it's discovered that he can heal himself at will, and others as well; folks eager to have their loved ones made well again struggle to put up with Kosmos's strange ways in exchange for having a man of his talents in the community. Kosmos was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Kosmos

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Overwrought and overlong, but still chockfull of arresting imagery.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
Top Critic

Kosmos is nothing less than cosmic in scope, and it's beautifully shot, and profoundly imaginative, but it's finally just too much of a good thing.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

The film requires much patience and attention in order to grasp the full nature of this colossal production, yet it is a must-see for anyone who is ready to embark on a soul-seeking visual journey.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

If you enjoy films that push past the boundaries of conventional cinema, then Kosmos is a fascinating Smörgåsbord board of convoluted themes and ideas exhibited through some of the most profoundly beautiful visuals you'll see all year.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016

Not your every day offering, admittedly, but a tremendously filmic exercise all the same.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
Birmingham Mail

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