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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 ... 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 | Romance

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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Yilmaz Güney was in prison when the film was made. He wrote a detailed screenplay and acted out some scenes in his jail cell and Serif Gören directed the film according to his strict instructions. See more »

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The best Turkish movie in the history of Yesilcam
31 July 1999 | by CENGIZ-4See all my reviews

Thank Yilmaz Guney and Serif Goren for doing such a tremendous movie.Actings are excellent.This movie is the proof of the possibility to make great films with limited financial resources.Tarik Akan gives a perfect performance.The most I liked in the movie is the hesitation of Seyit Ali to leave Zine alone on the mount.Yol is a very well acted, edited, and directed movie.Of course it would be a great fault to forget the screen written by Yilmaz Guney.Thank people who gives us the opportunity to see "Yol" .


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