Directed by Şerif Gören
Screenplay by Yilmaz Güney
Yilmaz Güney is a national movie idol, a world-class moviemaker and a convicted murderer. There are many, in Turkey and in the international film community, who believe that these three eminences are related. Güney is a firebrand of his country's intellectual left. His filmsslow, ruminative, defiantly indigenoussmolder with an ideologue's indignation and a poet's ironic compassion. For these heresies and others, Güney has spent half of his adult life in prison. In 1974, while filming a scene in a crowded restaurant in Adana, Güney...