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Dry Summer (1963)

Susuz Yaz (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 16 December 1963 (Turkey)
A farmer has a violent dispute with his fellow villagers by claiming ownership of the water that comes out of his land. He is as sexually frustrated as greedy.


Metin Erksan


Necati Cumali (story), Metin Erksan | 2 more credits »
2 wins. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Erol Tas ... Kocabas Osman
Hülya Koçyigit ... Bahar
Ulvi Dogan Ulvi Dogan ... Hasan
Alaettin Altiok Alaettin Altiok
Hakki Haktan ... Veli Sari
Zeki Tüney ... Köylü
Yavuz Yalinkiliç Yavuz Yalinkiliç ... Köylü
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hasan Ay Hasan Ay
Murat Baran Murat Baran
Selahattin Genç Selahattin Genç
Ali Kemal Ali Kemal
Halil Korabay Halil Korabay
Hüseyin Or Hüseyin Or
Halil Oral Halil Oral
Zehra Oral Zehra Oral


A farmer has a violent dispute with his fellow villagers by claiming ownership of the water that comes out of his land. He is as sexually frustrated as greedy.

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Official submission of Turkey for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 37th Academy Awards in 1965. See more »


Featured in Sudaki suretler (2011) See more »

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Harpiscord in a Turkish village film ???? :)))
20 July 2012 | by fgfbachSee all my reviews

before i watched, I had not expected such a gripping and fascinating film, i think its because we all (Turks) are used to watching funny village films with full of comedy where we burst into laugh even one kills another but this film shows us the dark side of village people with their great will to stay alive while trying to get the water (or any other) they need for their districts. usually village people (still, but especially in 1960s) are supposed to be uneducated and carrying gun with them in case there's an attack from other village people, in that case we should not be criticizing why the man does not agree to give water to all his neighbours, its very normal if we consider not everyone has the same brain cells, that is as normal as why there was world wars before. We cannot ask why for this film and for these times because simply there are no rules and the most brave with a gun in hand may grab all and dominate all. I have 2 things in mind, the musics are very interesting, because if there is no action you hear traditional Turkish tunes, with "saz" (a stringed Turkish instrument) but when there is action, you hear something like Bach with harpiscord, that is realllyyy interesting for me to hear this instrument in a Turkish Village film :)) the second thing is that was it necessary to kill those animals ? i think no, the director (metin erksan) could have made it possible easily if he wanted to. Anyway, its a must watch film, not only because it won the first golden bear from Turkey, but, also because probably it deserved. you might like the film very much or you might hate i don't know, but you will not get bored that's a guarantee... (try the new edited version in u-tube, its really great and as if it was shot 10 years ago)

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16 December 1963 (Turkey) See more »

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Dry Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bademler Village, Urla, Izmir

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1.37 : 1
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