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Friend (1974)

Arkadas (original title)
After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie.... See full summary »

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Kerim Afsar ...
Cemil
Azra Balkan ...
Necibe - Cemil's wife
Civan Canova ...
Halil
Melike Demirag ...
Melike - Cemil's sister-in-law
Nizam Ergüden ...
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Azem
Ahu Tugbay ...
Ahu
Yusuf Tunalioglu
Özden Yüce
Semra Özdamar ...
Semra
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After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie. Azem, his childhood friend, has followed a quite different way. refusing the rat race, he has remained close to people of humble origin. Politically committed, he aspires to be useful to his country and more particularly to the forsaken rural world. The two former friends meet again. Due to the influence of Azem, Ahmed gradually becomes aware that his life is a failure. Written by Guy Bellinger

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a great film by a great film maker
6 April 2001 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a film that bears relevance, especially, to first generation Turkish people like myself, as it pin-points the importance of not forgetting where one comes from, even if they have the characteristics - in my case - of an Englishman. Yılmaz Gűney, the actor, writer, and director, is a genius that Turkey took too long to understand.


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