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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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Drama | Romance

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1 September 1982 (France)  »

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SEK 1,800,287 (Sweden)
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(Fujicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Yilmaz Güney was in prison when the film was made. He wrote a detailed screenplay and acted out some scenes in his jail cell and Serif Gören directed the film according to his strict instructions. See more »

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this movie is a lesson about life
28 May 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This excellent movie shows how people in their life are the prisoner of their situation. The live in a world and society that expects them things to do and behave, and the do and behave as expected, even if they don't feel happy with it, or hurts them. They have to. This is a lesson for myself, and life as I experience it. Yhis is dramatically illustrated in the movie in the scene in which the husband is forcing his wife to go with him through the mountains, through the snow. Which has a bad ending. I remember this scene even more than 20 years after I saw it ever. This 'being prisoner of your situation' is not specific for the Turkish or any culture. I think it is typical for humans in general. Look around and you will see.


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