MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,708 this week

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

 |  Drama  |  20 June 1986 (USA)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 2,157 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Wall" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wall (1983)

The Wall (1983) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wall.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Friend (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie.... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Kerim Afsar, Azra Balkan, Civan Canova
Agit (1972)
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Coban and his four comrades are smugglers who live in the bleak, inaccesable mountains. They are hard, pitiless men like the county they live in, whose daily commerce is in greed, danger, ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Hayati Hamzaoglu, Bilal Inci
Endise (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

(English Title: Anxiety)This is the story of Cevher and his family, who all work in cotton fields in late seventies in Turkey. Cevher has to pay blood money to save his life. He even ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Erkan Yücel, Kamran Usluer, Adem Tolay
The Herd (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Ökten
Stars: Tarik Akan, Melike Demirag, Erol Demiröz
The Wall: Live in Berlin (TV Movie 1990)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A recording of the 1990 Berlin benefit concert in which Roger Waters leads an all star cast in performing his famous concept album.

Directors: Ken O'Neill, Roger Waters
Stars: Bryan Adams, The Band, Berliner Rundfunk Chor
Yol (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün
Hope (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

"Umut" is the story of an illiterate man and his family, whose existence depends on his income as a horse cab driver. When one of his horses is killed by an automobile, and when it is clear... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Gülsen Alniaçik, Tuncel Kurtiz
The Poor (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Poor Ones tells the semi-melodramatic story of three poor friends who met in prison where have been sent to on various offenses. These three friends do not want to get out when they are... See full summary »

Directors: Yilmaz Güney, Atif Yilmaz
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Yildirim Önal, Güven Sengil
Baba (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Baba" is a bitter melodrama set in Istambul. A father is not able to earn enough money to feed his family. He is waiting to emigrate to Germany. When his landlord's son kills a man while ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Müserref Tezcan, Kuzey Vargin
Umutsuzlar (1971)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Filiz Akin, Refik Kemal Arduman
Adventure | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Feri Cansel, Mümtaz Alpaslan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In Türkiyë, when a woman is sent to prison, her small children stay with her. In this film, Inci (say "Injee") is sent to prison for murder in self-defense (which warrants incarceration in ... See full summary »

Director: Tunç Basaran
Stars: Nur Sürer, Füsun Demirel, Güzin Özipek
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Güney's The Wall  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After learning Tuncel Kurtiz has an engagement for another film, Yilmaz Guney reportedly said: 'Give an ad to the newspaper, the old man will see and come'. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


36 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DUVAR THE WALL wocatell
the finger bandage razwww
the finger bandage razwww
Discuss The Wall (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?