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The Wall (1983)

Duvar (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 June 1986 (USA)
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director:

Yilmaz Güney

Writer:

Yilmaz Güney
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Tonton Ali
Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray ... La 'politique' (as Ayse Emel Mesci)
Malik Berrichi Malik Berrichi ... L'Arabe
Nicolas Hossein Nicolas Hossein ... Uzun, 'L'échalas'
Isabelle Tissandier Isabelle Tissandier ... Hatice, la mariée
Zirek ... Cafer (as Ahmet Ziyrek)
Ali Berktay Ali Berktay ... Samil, le marié
Selahattin Kuzmoglu Selahattin Kuzmoglu ... Directeur de prison
Jean-Pierre Colin Jean-Pierre Colin ... Directeur général des prisons
Jacques Dimanche Jacques Dimanche ... Sevket, gardien-chef
Ali Dede Altuntas Ali Dede Altuntas ... Pépé Ali
Necdet Nakiboglu Necdet Nakiboglu ... Necdet
Sema Kuray Sema Kuray ... Petite fille
Zeynep Kuray Zeynep Kuray ... Petite fille
Habes Bounabi Habes Bounabi ... Tom
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at Cannes for Yol (The Road). When the Turkish superstar leading man turned human rights activist, Guney was convicted for pro-Kurdish political activity and murder, by the Turkish military regime. Director/writer Guney's last film, Duvar (The Wall), was banned in Turkey for 17 years. The incarcerated teens organize and fight back, brutalize each other, exult over the smallest triumph, while joking, suffering and learning from the inhumanity they wallow in. The prison also separately houses men and women, many played by other Turkish expatriates. Written by David Stevens

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Drama

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Zapata: This dormitory does not look like others. After the govenor and the guards, the chief is God here. He's called "Forty-one" and is the leader. He's the bird and sells the grass to the guards. He sells children to the other dormitories. Some of the children go cleaning to the other dormitories. They go as men and come back as queers, be careful. You'll be fucked, too. Pay attention to your shoes and socks, they can be stolen. Here is the dormitory 4, the law here is like that.
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BEST REALISTICH MOVIE
12 December 2017 | by bulutsoner8See all my reviews

It was one of the best movie ever l seen.. in the movie all players (except Tuncel Kurtiz) are amateurs and its first time they see a camera. its inspire just with a word.


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Country:

Turkey | France

Language:

Turkish | French

Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Güney's The Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

Ankara, Turkey See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)
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