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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
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Powerful - is perhaps the best way to describe Yilmaz Guney's masterpiece, "Yol". The viewer is seized almost instantaneously and consumed within each struggling character. As the film progresses, the socioeconomic issues surrounding "Yol" deepen but its authenticity is never compromised. Guney manages to maintain the integrity of the Kurdish culture within the confines of the characters living under Turkish rule. Both cultures are shone in its bright and dismal colors, bringing attention to the repercussions that citizens endure due to the action of a powerful few. As expected, Guney manages to preserve accuracy throughout each thought provoking scene. One could only ponder what future great masterpieces Guney would have presented the world....He left us too soon .
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