Skip to main content

35e 16 > 25.07.2021


Back to listing
After having served a third of their sentence, five Kurdish prisoners are granted parole. But freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be. This masterpiece, which won the Palme d’or in 1982, was banned in Turkey for 15 years and was written and remotely directed by Güney while he was in prison, thanks to the help of his assistant Serif Gören. After escaping from prison, Güney completed the editing of the film in France.
  • Fiction
  • Turkey, Switzerland, France
  • 1982 | 112 min. | Colour
  • Language : Turkish | Kurdish
  • Subtitles : Français
Cast & Crew
Yilmaz Güney
Erdogan Engin
Elisabeth Waelchli
Hélène Arnal
Yilmaz Güney
Zülfü Livaneli
Sebastian Argol
Loïs Koenigswerther
Tarik Akan
Serif Sezer
Meral Orhonsay
Necmettin Çobanoglu
Halil Ergün
Donat Keusch
Kerim Puldi
Edi Hubschmid
Production Company
, Güney Film
, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG)
, France 2
, Cactus Film
Print Contact
Praesens-Film AG
Dave Schnell
Yilmaz Güney
Turkey, 1937 - 1984
Serif Gören
Greece, 1944
    Serif Gören
Umut (first of more than 40 films)
Yilmaz Güney
Actor (first of 111 roles), screenwriter (first of 58 scripts): Bu Vatanin Çocuklari
At avrat silah (first of 20 films as director)
Duvar (last film, nominated for Palme d‘or)
image en background image en background

Conception: Asphalte Design - Développement: Bluesystem

Welcome on “My favorites” page!

Here you will be able to:

  • Find your screening selection
  • Easily add your screening selection to your cart

Now you can access your favorite and share them from all your browser by creating an account.

Register now

Have a good festival!