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The Bus (1975)

Otobüs (original title)
A group of illegal immigrants are brought to Stockholm in a bus by a smuggler who takes all their money and passports, and then runs away.


Tunç Okan


Tunç Okan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tunç Okan ... First man from bus
Björn Gedda ... Homosexual
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Man from bus
Oguz Arlas Oguz Arlas
Aras Ören Aras Ören ... Man from bus
Leif Ahrle ... Speaker
Nuri Sezer Nuri Sezer ... Man from bus
Hasan Gül Hasan Gül ... Man from bus
Pontus Platin Pontus Platin ... Playboy
Unal Nurkan Unal Nurkan ... Man from bus
Sümer Isgör Sümer Isgör ... Man from bus
Nadir Sütemen Nadir Sütemen ... Man from bus
Yuecsel Topcuguerler Yuecsel Topcuguerler ... Man from bus (as Yüksel Topçugürler)
Ake Ake ... Policeman
Ingmar Zachrisson Ingmar Zachrisson ... Policeman


A group of illegal immigrants are brought to Stockholm in a bus by a smuggler who takes all their money and passports, and then runs away.

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Switzerland | Turkey


Turkish | Swedish | German

Release Date:

December 1977 (Turkey) See more »

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A busz See more »

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Color (Eastman Color)
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clash of cultures
6 October 2012 | by selomaxSee all my reviews

This is a very harsh movie about people who immigrate to a modern society with the hope of finding a job and earning money. It tries to focus on the disparities between the cultures.

This movie presents the point of view of nine immigrants traveling with a bus from very rural areas of Turkey directly to one of most modern societies. They find themselves tricked by a passer who took their money and passport with the promise of finding them a job in Sweden. As they arrive to Stockholm, being completely foreign to the city and to the culture, having no where to go to and no money to buy food, the only place they can find refuge is their bus, parked in a very central and crowded spot in Stockholm during the cold winter time. The fear of being caught by the police forces them to hide in bus during day. And during night the harsh fight for the survival starts. During these nocturnal excursions, we come to see how these rural farmers perceive the everyday night life in the town.

The movie presents nicely how socially acceptable aspects of the daily life (such as alcohol consumption, nudity, sexuality and homosexuality), appear as perversions to people who are foreigners. And this is why I think nearly all of the local citizens are pictured unfriendly, pervert, racist, vain, arrogant, cruel and merciless. On the other hand, all the nine victims are presented as naive, rough, nearly completely unintelligent. This is the reason why I think this movie doesn't gain a deeper meaning. It stays like cruel story without being completely unfolded in different directions. Therefore, even though this movie takes its starting point from the topic of immigration, it doesn't really deal with it in a deeper sense. However I think it is a very interesting movie worth to be seen.

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