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The Girl with the Red Scarf (1978)
"Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim" (original title)

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Story of a dilemma between a woman's love and her logic. Asya, a young girl with a strict mother, meets Ilyas who is a womanizer city man, and they quickly fall in love. They get over the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Türkan Soray ...
Asya
Kadir Inanir ...
Ilyas
Ahmet Mekin ...
Cemsit
Hülya Tuglu
Cengiz Sezici
Nurhan Nur
Ihsan Yüce
Elif Inci
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erol Batibeki
Perihan Doygun ...
Neighbor Halime
Taci Ersan
Erkan Esenboga
Günay Güner
Mehmet Yigenoglu ...
Truck Driver in the Station
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Story of a dilemma between a woman's love and her logic. Asya, a young girl with a strict mother, meets Ilyas who is a womanizer city man, and they quickly fall in love. They get over the hardships and have a quick happy marriage. However, after he helps a man one night, Ilyas' life changes forever and he leaves Asya and Samet, their son and doesn't come back. After that, Asya takes their son and go away without knowing where she is heading, until a familiar hand reaches her to help selflessly. Written by adatasoy

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November 1978 (Turkey)  »

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A piros kendős lány  »

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"love or struggle"
20 March 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is an adaption of famous Kirghiz writer Cengiz Aytmatov's novel.The unforgettable moment in the movie is a dialogue: "What is love? Love is struggle, love is goodness, love is amity". The main theme in the movie is "love needs struggle". It is a turning point in Turkish cinema and a sheer gem confirmed by many rewards at home and abroad; second best movie in 15th. Antalya Altin Portakal Film Festival, Best Director, Tashkent Film Festival best actress (Turkan Soray). The Soundtrack of the movie is praised as the best soundtrack in Turkey. It was composed by "Cahit Berkay" from the band Mogollar. Especially, the song "selvi boylum al yazmalim" is still unforgettable and considered as one of the most contemporary folk song in Turkey. In order to understand Turkish culture, humanity, sensitiveness and rural life style, "selvi boylum al yazmalim" is the best movie to give a chance. It is an universal epic and the question of "love" through Anotolian point of view...


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