The Herd (Sürü)

The Herd poster

Otto Dibelius Film Award

Berlin International Film

Festival 1979

Sutherland Trophy

British Film Institute Awards


Golden Leopard

Locarno International

Film Festival 1979

Grand Prize

Antwerp Film Festival


Most Original and

Imaginative Film

London Film Festival 1980

Grand Prize

Valencia Film Festival



A clan of sheepherders attempt to cope with the modern world in this melodramatic tragedy. The youngest son wants to take his wife into a city to be treated for internal bleeding, but the boy's father, the clan patriarch, will only allow her to receive treatment after the clan has successfully negotiated the perils of a trip to Ankara in order to sell one of their flocks of sheep. On the way, they encounter the depredations of greedy officials, thieves, and their own foolishness. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

Director: Zeki Ökten

Cast: Tarık Akan, Melike Demirağ, Tuncel Kurtiz, Erol Demiröz, Levent İnanır, Sener Kökkaya, Meral Niron, Yaman Okay, Savaş Yurtdaş

Length: 129 minutes

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