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The Enemy (Düşman)

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Honorable Mention

Berlin International Film

Festival 1980

OCIC Award

Berlin International Film

Festival 1980

Nominated Golden Bear

Berlin International

Film Festival 1980

The Enemy (Düşman)


This 1979 Turkish drama film, written, produced and co-directed by Yılmaz Güney with Zeki Ökten (during Güney's second imprisonment) tells the story of Ismail, an unemployed man who is too well educated for the jobs he hopes to find, but not well enough connected to find the work he is capable of doing. Sinc he is responsible for his wife and child, and his wife's mother, he submits to two humiliating tasks: poisoning the local stray dogs and begging his father for part of his inheritance.

Directors: Zeki Okten, Yılmaz Güney

Cast: Aytaç Arman, Güngör Bayrak, Ahmet Açan, Şevket Altuğ, Hasan Ceylan, Lütfü Engin, Macit Koper, Hüseyin Kutman, Güven Şengil, Kamil Sönmez, Muadelet Tibet

Length: 133 minutes

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