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Yol (1982)

A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

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Yilmaz Güney
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarik Akan ... Seyit Ali
Serif Sezer ... Ziné
Halil Ergün Halil Ergün ... Mehmet Salih
Meral Orhonsay ... Emine
Necmettin Çobanoglu Necmettin Çobanoglu ... Ömer
Semra Uçar Semra Uçar ... Gülbahar
Hikmet Çelik Hikmet Çelik ... Mevlat
Sevda Aktolga Sevda Aktolga ... Meral
Tuncay Akça Tuncay Akça ... Yusuf
Hale Akinli Hale Akinli ... Seyran
Turgut Savas Turgut Savas ... Zafer
Hikmet Tasdemir ... Sevket
Engin Çelik Engin Çelik ... Mirza
Osman Bardakçi Osman Bardakçi ... Berber Elim
Enver Güney Enver Güney ... Cindé
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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The story of three families' search for freedom.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Turkey | Switzerland | France

Language:

Turkish | Kurdish

Release Date:

1 September 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az út See more »

Filming Locations:

Diyarbakir, Turkey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (Restored version)

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Very Powerful Film!!!
22 January 2005 | by BuseBuseSee all my reviews

Powerful - is perhaps the best way to describe Yilmaz Guney's masterpiece, "Yol". The viewer is seized almost instantaneously and consumed within each struggling character. As the film progresses, the socioeconomic issues surrounding "Yol" deepen but its authenticity is never compromised. Guney manages to maintain the integrity of the Kurdish culture within the confines of the characters living under Turkish rule. Both cultures are shone in its bright and dismal colors, bringing attention to the repercussions that citizens endure due to the action of a powerful few. As expected, Guney manages to preserve accuracy throughout each thought provoking scene. One could only ponder what future great masterpieces Guney would have presented the world....He left us too soon….


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