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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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  (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

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Also Known As:
"Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim" - Turkey (original title)
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Turkey:90 min
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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 »
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Referenced in Yangin var (2011)See more »


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Further than a milestone for Turkish cinema history, 19 December 2005
Author: Aytaç Demir from Turkey

"Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim" is further than a milestone for Turkish cinema history and it takes a place among the most impressive and best films in Turkish cinema history as well. The film leaves a dramatic effect and many questions behind after leaving the theater. The story is based on "Cengiz Aytmatov"s novel named in Turkish "Yol Arkadasi" and screened by the direction of "Atif Yilmaz". In my opinion, the film has an allegoric exposition in which love and exertion usually clash each other though, the power of the exertion becomes superior at the end, is analogous with the spirit of communism. Meanwhile, the book mentioned above, also won the 1963 Lenin award. Audience can find great number of details about the praising of the strive. Performance of the players also seem excellent in this movie. Woman character; Asya; Turkan Soray, stuck in the middle of two men. On the one side her love and father of child, Ilyas; Kadir Inanir, whereas on the other side is desperately but constantly struggling man Cemsit; Ahmet Mekik. She is uncertain about where to go, whom to choose; love or exertion ?

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