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Umut (1970)

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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Cast

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

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

1970 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoffnung See more »

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Güney Film See more »
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Mono
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The Hope
9 August 2017 | by serapaydogduSee all my reviews

His movies achieved to present details as the well-oriented that come from real Turkish and Kurdish living conditions. As an audience, you are surrounded strikingly by the plot while watching his movies. The feeling is much different than watching an ordinary movie behind the screen. However, I think the main characteristic of his work is not to hesitate to reveal the drama that people are often confronted with intense emotions. The movies produced all of the scenes as real and solid due to block the watchers who prevented by themselves from the real world.This is the just another typical feature of his movies.

He is very good at analyzing Turkish people traits and how to touch their cultural attachments via harsh reality. Without a doubt, he has been the first and the most profound writer of neo-realistic stories and the legendary figure of the controversial filmmaker in the Turkish Film Industry all times.


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