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Yilanlarin Öcü (1961)

Karaagac was a small village and Bayram had an ordinary life with his mother Irazca, wife Hatice and children in there until Haceli take a place front of his house to make a new building.

Director:

Metin Erksan

Writers:

Fakir Baykurt (novel), Metin Erksan (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fikret Hakan ... Kara Bayram
Nurhan Nur ... Hatçe
Aliye Rona ... Irazca
Sadiye Arcýman Sadiye Arcýman ... Fatma
Kadir Savun ... Ak Ali
Erol Tas ... Haceli
Ali Sen ... Muhtar
T. Fikret Uçak T. Fikret Uçak
Talat Güryuva Talat Güryuva
Hakki Haktan
Hamit Türker Hamit Türker
Suzan Uçaner Suzan Uçaner
Behice Imer Behice Imer
Fahrinnisa Yegin Fahrinnisa Yegin
Hüseyin Karindoyuran Hüseyin Karindoyuran ... (as H. Karindoyuran)
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Karaagac was a small village and Bayram had an ordinary life with his mother Irazca, wife Hatice and children in there until Haceli take a place front of his house to make a new building.

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

24 January 1962 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Snakes See more »

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Be-Ya Film See more »
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An early realist classic from Turkey
15 December 2004 | by turkamSee all my reviews

This is one of several Turkish films I have chosen to examine for a college thesis on Turkish cinema. I found a copy of it by chance from a CD store in the Aksaray part of Istanbul, the last time I was in Turkey. This is quite a film. The Revenge of the Snakes is a definitive precursor to the films of Yilmaz Guney, Zeki Okten, Ali Ozgenturk, and Serif Goren. It is a simple tale of a young couple and their little boy trying to live a suitable life in a small Anatolian village. This is a multi-layered film in which the antagonists include the mother in law, the new neighbors- with whom there is a serious land dispute, the town chiefs, and government officials who are oblivious to the needs and concerns of the average person. The snake is a symbol for the incoming troubles that will haunt the couple. The lead actor Fikret Hakan and the whole cast is brilliant. If you like Turkish films, this is one to see. It is perhaps as relevant to Turkish cinema as Rosellini's "Open City" is to Italian cinema.


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