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Cast

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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Release Date:

1 September 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Az út  »

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SEK 1,800,287 (Sweden)
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1.37 : 1
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Tarik Akan, in his book of memories, tells that he is not the one who actually shoots the horse in the scene where the horse cannot continue walking and the Akan character decides to ease its death See more »

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Very Powerful Film!!!
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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