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The Wall (1983)
"Duvar" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 1986 (USA)
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuncel Kurtiz ...
Tonton Ali
Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray ...
La 'politique' (as Ayse Emel Mesci)
Malik Berrichi ...
L'Arabe
Nicolas Hossein ...
Uzun, 'L'échalas'
Isabelle Tissandier ...
Hatice, la mariée
Zirek ...
Cafer (as Ahmet Ziyrek)
Ali Berktay ...
Samil, le marié
Selahattin Kuzmoglu ...
Directeur de prison
Jean-Pierre Colin ...
Directeur général des prisons
Jacques Dimanche ...
Sevket, gardien-chef
Ali Dede Altuntas ...
Pépé Ali
Necdet Nakiboglu ...
Necdet
Sema Kuray ...
Petite fille
Zeynep Kuray ...
Petite fille
Habes Bounabi ...
Tom
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at Cannes for Yol (The Road). When the Turkish superstar leading man turned human rights activist, Guney was convicted for pro-Kurdish political activity and murder, by the Turkish military regime. Director/writer Guney's last film, Duvar (The Wall), was banned in Turkey for 17 years. The incarcerated teens organize and fight back, brutalize each other, exult over the smallest triumph, while joking, suffering and learning from the inhumanity they wallow in. The prison also separately houses men and women, many played by other Turkish expatriates. Written by David Stevens

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An excellent film on the prisons during military intervention in Turkey
7 November 2000 | by (Ankara) – See all my reviews

Duvar is the last film of Yilmaz Guney. It was made in France under very bad conditions. But it is successful on describing the violence in prison without being too much 'political'. It's a striking movie, which nobody could stay indifferent to it.


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