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Yol (1982)

Original Title : Yol
Director : Serif Gören
Yilmaz Güney
Writer : Yilmaz Güney
Genre : Drama
Country : Turkey
Language : Turkish
Producer : Yilmaz Güney , Edi Hubschmid
Music : Sebastian Argol
Zülfü Livaneli
Photography : Erdogan Engin
Distributor : Artificial Eye
IMDB ID : 0084934
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poster for "Yol" by Serif Gören | Yilmaz Güney (1982)
Yol (1982) - Serif Gören | Yilmaz Güney
 

Starring

Tarik Akan Seyit Ali
Serif Sezer Ziné
Halil Ergün Mehmet Salih
Meral Orhonsay Emine
Necmettin Çobanoglu Omer
Semra Uçar Gulbahar
Hikmet Çelik Mevlat
Sevda Aktolga Meral
Tuncay Akça Yusuf
Hale Akinli Seyran
Turgut Savas Zafer
Engin Çelik Mirza
Hikmet Tasdemir Sevket
Osman Bardakçi Berber Elim
Enver Güney Cindé
Erdogan Seren Abdullah
 

Plot

A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside.
 

Comments

A wonderful movie about alienation, 29 October 1998 Author: Cath-10 from France YOL is a wonderful movie in which five Turkish prisoners, who are alienated by imprisonment, are granted one week of permission and discover that the Turkish society itself also alienates its inhabitants. The stories of these five men going back home for one short week are five tragedies : one of them has an unfaithful wife whose family orders him to kill her, in order to avenge the clan's honor. Another one is in love with a young girl of his village, but is compelled, by tradition, to marry his sister-in-law when his brother is killed by soldiers. Another one cannot see his wife or his children because his family-in-law cannot forgive him for giving up their son to the police when they both tried to rob a bank. All these men are confronted with the harsh rules of tradition that impede on their own freedom and feelings. This is a beautiful and never boring movie that is simply unforgettable.