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Hope (1970)

Umut (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1970 (Turkey)
"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 »
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Credited cast:
Yilmaz Güney ... Cabbar
Gülsen Alniaçik Gülsen Alniaçik ... Fatma
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Hasan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kürsat Alniaçik Kürsat Alniaçik ... Memet Emin
Osman Alyanak ... Hüseyin Hodja, the imam
Enver Dönmez Enver Dönmez ... The pickpocket
Mehmet Eken Mehmet Eken
Lütfü Engin Lütfü Engin ... The grocer (as Lütfi Engin)
Sema Engin Sema Engin ... Cemile
Nizam Ergüden Nizam Ergüden ... Nizam
Hicret Gürson Hicret Gürson ... Hicret
Semra Kaya Semra Kaya
Haci Bayram Kisacik Haci Bayram Kisacik ... Tayyar aga
Ahmet Koç Ahmet Koç ... Ahmet, the repairman
Kemal Tatli Kemal Tatli ... The police chief
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"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 that neither justice nor charity will prevail, the man, played by Güney, begins a slow slide into despair. On the advice of a local holy man, and fuelled by an indefatigable optimism, he sets out into the desert in quest of a mythical lost treasure, slipping further and further into that final, ineluctable moment where hope itself becomes the last terrible delusion. Written by Daniel Yates <kamerad76@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Yilmaz Guney was 33 when he appeared in this movie See more »

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Poverty and Ignorance ...
7 August 2012 | by fgfbachSee all my reviews

Very realistic example of how much one could be so poor, illiterate and ignorant, the life told in the film is so real that you can't prevent yourself from watching it, even if the quality of the film is very bad, you just watch Cabbar (Yılmaz Güney) and see him dying step by step not finding enough money to buy a new horse (after one of his horses is hit and killed by a car) for his old horse cart wagon (fayton) where there are also Taxi-cabs working.... he loses his horse, and then his creditors stole the other one and sold it together with the "fayton" itself, and finally he has nothing left in his life except a hungry family, a gun, and a friend (great actor, Tuncel KURTİZ) who says there is a treasury near a river in Adana (a city in south middle-east of Turkey), so he goes there with him, accompanied by a healer (üfürükçü).. and faces up to his last hope in life .... The scene where Cabbar hits his wife and shouts at his crying children while smoking cigarette, and while he and his friend trying to dig their own house in the rain hoping to find a treasury, WORTH WATCHING !! the only negative thing for me is the final, and the decreasing tempo till its finished ...


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

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1970 (Turkey) See more »

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Esperança See more »

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Güney Film See more »
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