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November 1978 (Turkey) See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A breathless story about love and faith!... See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)
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

Directed by
Atif Yilmaz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chingiz Aitmatov  novel
Ali Özgentürk  writer

Produced by
Arif Keskiner .... producer
Original Music by
Cahit Berkay 
Cinematography by
Çetin Tunca 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Brindizi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Erkan Esenboga .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Onder Hacioglu .... digital restoration artist (2009)
Murat Ozer .... digital restoration supervisor (2009)
Camera and Electrical Department
Erol Batibeki .... lighting technician
Metin Erdogdu .... assistant lighting technician

Production Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim" - Turkey (original title)
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Turkey:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Asya and Ilyas's son Samet is actually played by a girl. They cut the girls hair to make her look like a boy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yangin var (2011)See more »


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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A breathless story about love and faith!..., 24 February 2003
Author: Geronimatrix from Turkey

This is a story about love and faith. The author discusses the two comparable concepts based on the beautiful novel of Aytmatov.

One can say many things about the technical handling of the film. But besides, the story flows slightly and fetches the viewers eyes till the end. Questions appear on mind; What love means? What does faith mean? Can love keep a couple together? Did you ever fall in love? OK, then answer this; did you ever TRY?!?... A woman with a baby stands between a one who loved too much, and another who did try his best.

Sometimes life do not allow you to choose. It forces you through its own stream.

Kadir Inanir and Turkan Soray starred in many films together. This film is one of their best few. Ahmet Mekin was shining, as well. You'll love the movie, if you are one of those who likes stories which sparkle questions on one's mind... And a little warning; watch out for your tears...

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