Language Options: Subtitles in English, French, German
Cabbar, a destitute carriage driver from Adana, leads a life of misery, struggling to make ends meet for his wife, ageing mother and five children. He invests all his hope in lottery tickets; only fortune never smiles on him. Cabbar is squeezed by his creditors, pushed around and humiliated. One of his horses dies; the creditors appropriate the other. In the end, his only way forward is to hunt for buried treasure under the directions of a hodja with powerful insight. And the second half of the film is given over to the search for the treasure. Yilmaz Güney depicts horrific poverty and despair in shockingly stark terms; a language hitherto unknown to Turkish cinema. But the starkness of his language does not prevent him reaching the kind of visual brilliance that can only be described as hair-raising. The portraits he sketches are so accomplished, the events he relates so moving, his critique of the emerging order so spot on and the 'cinema' he produces so powerful that it is impossible not to be thrown off-balance. It is equally hard to decide whether to feel disappointment or elation that this is merely a 'film'.
Yilmaz Güney writes, directs and performs in Hope. And he weaves a story of which he has first-hand experience.
Director: Yılmaz Güney Screenplay: Yılmaz Güney Music: Zülfü Livaneli Director of Photography: Kaya Ererez
2. Adana Altın Koza Film Festival Best Picture; Best Actor (Yılmaz Güney); Best Screenplay (Yılmaz Güney)
1972 Grenoble Film Festival Jury Special Award
Yılmaz Güney Documentary
Run Time: 97 Min.
Cabbar, karısı, yaşlı anası ve beş çocuğunu borç harç aldığı ve iki atın çektiği eski fayton ile geçindirme çabasındadır. Yaşamları, gecekondu da büyük bir yoksulluk içinde sürüp gitmektedir ve uçan kuşa borcu vardır. Tek umudu sürekli aldığı piyango biletleridir. Bir kazada, otomobilin çarptığı atlardan biri ölür. Yeni bir at almak için çalmadık kapı bırakmaz, evindeki bir kaç parça eşyayı da, satarak parayı ancak denkleştirdiğinde ise araba ve diğer atı, alacaklıları tarafından satılmıştır...Cabbar, baştan beri define aramak için baskı yapan hamal Hasan'ın zorlamasıyla, nefesi güçlü bir hacının da onayıyla, define aramaya başlar. Çılgıncasına UMUT giderek bir umutsuzluk dansına dönüşür.
Yönetmen: Yılmaz Güney Senaryo: Yılmaz Güney Müzik: Zülfü Livaneli Görüntü Yönetmeni: Kaya Ererez Ödüller:
2. Adana Altın Koza Film Festivali En İyi Film; En İyi Erkek Oyuncu (Yılmaz Güney); En İyi Senaryo (Yılmaz Güney)
1972 Grenoble Film Festivali Jüri Özel Ödülü
Yılmaz Güney Belgeseli
Lisanlar: Türkçe Altyazılar: English, French, German
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