1 user

Düsman yollari kesti (1959)

| Drama , War


Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Black comedy about a girl who runs away from her rural village to Istanbul to become and actress and an old drunkard street photographer.

Director: Atif Yilmaz
Stars: Sadri Alisik, Ayla Algan, Handan Adali
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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
Stars: Fikret Hakan, Nurhan Nur, Aliye Rona
Umut (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

"Umut" is the story of an illiterate man and his family, whose existence depends on his income as a horse cab driver. When one of his horses is killed by an automobile, and when it is clear... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney
Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Gülsen Alniaçik, Tuncel Kurtiz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the absence of his father, a little boy and his mother live by themselves on a poor suburb for years. Boy impatiently waits his father's return, till the day a wounded outlaw takes refuge in their home.

Directors: Lütfi Akad, Memduh Ün
Stars: Ayhan Isik, Sezer Sezin, Reha Yurdakul
Dry Summer (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A tobacco farmer tries to ruin his competitors crops by diverting water to his property.

Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit, Ulvi Dogan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Hasmet, director of love stories, wants to make a film with a "social content". He makes a deal with the producer Abdulkadir, yet the actress Mujde Ar doesn't accept the leading role, as ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Pitircik Akerman, Aytaç Yörükaslan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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
Stars: Türkan Soray, Kadir Inanir, Ahmet Mekin
Kuyu (1968)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In an atmosphere getting darker, and darker and almost without any dialogue, a young woman is kidnapped over and over by an obsessed man.

Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Nil Göncü, Hayati Hamzaoglu, Aliye Rona
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Atif Yilmaz
Stars: Fikret Hakan, Fatma Girik, Aydemir Akbas
Gölge Oyunu (1992)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mahmut and Abidin work as comedians at a night club, Mahmut is honest yet Abidin is sly. Sulo brings a deaf and dumb girl named Kumru, to work in the night club, but the club owner sends ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Sevket Altug, Larissa Litichevskaya
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ertem Göreç
Stars: Ayhan Isik, Türkan Soray, Atif Kaptan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Osman F. Seden
Stars: Sadri Alisik, Filiz Akin, Ajda Pekkan


Credited cast:
Esref Kolçak ... Nazmi Bey
Sadri Alisik ... Idris Bey
Nurhan Nur ... Makbule Hanim
Kemal Ergüvenç Kemal Ergüvenç
Hulusi Kentmen ... Hulusi Bey
Esen Görkmen Esen Görkmen ... Sonnur
Nuri Ergün ... Kadir Bey
Nubar Terziyan ... Ethem Bey
Ertugrul Bilda
Yilmaz Gruda Yilmaz Gruda ... Sükrü
Osman Türkoglu Osman Türkoglu
Asim Nipton
Ilhan Hemseri ... Hayati Bey
Kadir Savun ... Mestan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mehmet Ali Akpinar


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Drama | War







Company Credits

Production Co:

Kemal Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Historical Drama With Strong Links to the Hollywood Western
21 October 2015 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

DUSMAN YOLLARI KESTI (translated as THE ENEMY ROADS WERE BROACHED) is a historical drama set at the time of the Turkish War of Independence, in which two men (Esref Kolcak, Sadri Alisik) and a woman (Nurhan Nur) set out to cross the Anatolian plains from Adapazari near Istanbul to Ankara in Central Anatolia. With nothing except a horse-drawn wagon and their own ingenuity, they manage to overcome a series of obstacles. Yet it's clear that neither man trusts the other, and eventually that mistrust proves their undoing ...

Osman F. Seden's drama has clear links to the Hollywood western, both in the way it uses establishing shots of the Anatolian landscape to emphasize the insignificance of humanity within it, and in the way close-ups of the wagon are used to stress the privations the characters are undergoing. Nurhan Nur spends most of her time sleeping in the back, leaving most of the dirty work to be done by the two men; they carry pistols at their side and are more than happy to engage in gun-battles whenever necessary. As they travel, so their growth of stubble becomes more and more pronounced; by journey's end they look extremely disheveled.

Yet we are always made aware that this is a Yesilcam melodrama, despite its Hollywood associations. Seden is fond of using repeated close- ups to build up tension, combined with rapid transitions between sequences using speeded-up film (reminiscent of American television dramas of the Sixties). The characters are generally static within each frame; it's left to the director to create drama through rapid cutting, while the actors assume expressions appropriate to the mood of the situation. This strategy reminds us of Yesilcam's link to the ancient Turkish art of Karagoz, where the puppets' expressions embodied particular emotions.

DUSMAN YOLLARI TESTI is rip-roaring entertainment, whose brisk pace and concern to pack as much incident into its 93-minute running time more than amply compensate for the low budget. Alisik and Kolcak make an ideally complementary pair of (anti-)heroes, while Nur manages to pack as much emotion into her screams as Fay Wray in the legendary KING KONG of 1933.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed