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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarik Akan ...
Seyit Ali
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Ziné
Halil Ergün ...
Mehmet Salih
Meral Orhonsay ...
Emine
Necmettin Çobanoglu ...
Ömer
Semra Uçar ...
Gülbahar
Hikmet Çelik ...
Mevlat
Sevda Aktolga ...
Meral
Tuncay Akça ...
Yusuf
Hale Akinli ...
Seyran
Turgut Savas ...
Zafer
Hikmet Tasdemir ...
Sevket
Engin Çelik ...
Mirza
Osman Bardakçi ...
Berber Elim
Enver Güney ...
Cindé
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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The story of three families' search for freedom.

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1 September 1982 (France)  »

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SEK 1,800,287 (Sweden)
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One of the Top 10 Best Films I Have Ever Seen
14 April 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Yol tells the story of several prisoners on leave in Turkey. Seyit Ali (Tariq Akan) finds that his wife (Serif Sezer) has cheated on him, but when her family insists on an honor killing, he cannot make himself kill her. Mehmet Salih (Halil Ergun) was arrested after trying to pull of a heist with his brother-in-law, whom he abandoned as he was being shot by the police. His in laws want nothing to do with him, and he is forced to finally tell his wife Emine (Meral Orhonsay) the truth. Omar (Nedgmettin Chobanoglu) returns to his village to find that it has been caught up in Turkey's civil war, and is in ruins. They all must deal with how their worlds have changed since being behind bars.

This film is so startlingly beautiful. I am not Turkish, but I am Muslim and speak some Turkish, and it was nice to see something from a Muslim director, who was not trying to copy Hollywood. This was a Turkish film, and Sherif Goren did not try to make it for anyone else. Turks are interesting people; their country has problems, and when they appear strong on the outside, on the inside, they always seem to be in pain, from their heart; yet, they always manage to be happy. They have great perseverence.

Anyway, Yilmaz Guney wrote such a great script, he captured a peice of his culture a put it in a medium most people can understand. It's a masterpeice, giving a glimpse of people with a beautiful religion and culture that anyone could watch. An excellent film.


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