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The Way (1982)
Yol (original title)
Fiction, 114 min
 
Production countries   Turkey,Switzerland,France
Languages   Turkish,Kurdish
Directors   Yilmaz Guney, Serif Goren
Scriptwriter   Yilmaz Guney
Producer   Edi Hubschmid
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drama, Romance
 
   
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The way, is one of the most important turkish film ever made. It deals with the stories of several Kurdish prisoners on furlough in Turkey.
The first story is about Seyit Ali who returns to his house and finds out that his wife has become a prostitute. Seyit forced by his wife family is determined to kill her as an act of honor. While travelling in the snow, his wife starts to freeze and Seyit changes his mind about the killing and tries to keep her alive.
Another prisoner, Mehmet Salih has been arrested for a heist he commited with hia brother-in-law, whom he abandonded while being shot by the police. The relation with his in-laws is ruined and he is finaly forced to tell his wife emine the truth and they decide to run away by train.
In a third story, Omer returns to his border village where he has a struggle with the army due to smuggling. Omer arranges to cross the border in order to escape prison. When his brother is shot, he changes his mind and inherits the responsibilities of his brothers family.


Awards

Cannes Film Festival 1982
- Palme d`Or  (Tied with Missing by Costas Gavras)
- Fipresci Prize 
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention

Nominated as Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes 1983 and for Cesar, France 1983

Critics Award for Best Foreign Film by French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

ALFS Award for Best Foreign Film by London Critics Circle Film Awards

NBR Award for Best Foreign Film by National Board of Review, USA
 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Mono
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
 
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