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Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim (1977)

Story of a dilemma between a woman's love and her logic. Asya, a young girl with a strict mother, meets Ilyas who is a womanizer city man, and they quickly fall in love. They get over the ... See full summary »

Director:

Atif Yilmaz

Writers:

Chingiz Aitmatov (novel), Ali Özgentürk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Türkan Soray ... Asya
Kadir Inanir ... Ilyas
Ahmet Mekin ... Cemsit
Hülya Tuglu Hülya Tuglu ... Dilek
Cengiz Sezici Cengiz Sezici ... Can
Nurhan Nur
Ihsan Yüce Ihsan Yüce ... Ali
Elif Inci Elif Inci ... Samet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erol Batibeki Erol Batibeki
Perihan Doygun Perihan Doygun ... Neighbor Halime
Taci Ersan Taci Ersan
Erkan Esenboga Erkan Esenboga
Günay Güner Günay Güner
Mehmet Yigenoglu Mehmet Yigenoglu ... Truck Driver in the Station
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Storyline

Story of a dilemma between a woman's love and her logic. Asya, a young girl with a strict mother, meets Ilyas who is a womanizer city man, and they quickly fall in love. They get over the hardships and have a quick happy marriage. However, after he helps a man one night, Ilyas' life changes forever and he leaves Asya and Samet, their son and doesn't come back. After that, Asya takes their son and go away without knowing where she is heading, until a familiar hand reaches her to help selflessly. Written by adatasoy

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

November 1978 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

A piros kendős lány See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yesilçam Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Asya and Ilyas's son Samet is actually played by a girl. They cut the girls hair to make her look like a boy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evlidir Ne Yapsa Yeridir (1978) See more »

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Classic Love-Story That Became a Template for Many Turkish Films in the Future
27 July 2013 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Shot on a shoestring in the countryside, SELVI BOYLUM AL YAZMALIM is an acknowledged classic of Turkish cinema. The plot is straightforward enough: village girl Asya (Turkan Sorak) falls in love with itinerant truck-driver Ilyas (Kadir Inanir). They get (unofficially) married and have a child, but Ilyas cannot adjust to life as a husband and seeks solace elsewhere. Asya leaves home for good, and is left alone on the road until Good Samaritan Cemsit (Ahmet Mekin) takes her in. After a whole, during which time Cemsit proves a good father to Asya's son Samet, the two get married. However Ilyas returns quite unexpectedly to the scene, forcing Asya to make a choice between past and present lives. Yilmaz's direction is straightforward; while allowing the plot to unfold at a cracking pace, he uses the shot/reverse strategy to powerful effect, especially at the end. The three central performances are just brilliant: Soray and Inanir were never better during their entire careers as the ill-fated couple, while Mekin has a wonderful talent for showing repressed emotion in a single expression. SELVI BOYLUM AL YAZMALIM has proved highly influential: the 2012 films ARAF and GOZETLEME KULESI both have sequences borrowed from the film.


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