Saturday, May 14, 2005

Desperate Road/Amansiz Yol (1985)


Turkey 1985 / 90m Director: Ömer Kavur ; Cast: Kadir Inanir, Zuhal Olcay, Yavuzer Çetinkaya

A road movie that attempts to show the struggles of a couple who find themselves unable to escape their unfortunate circumstances and, perhaps more importantly, the ugly side of Turkey. The driver of a long-haul truck drives the whole length of Turkey, between Istanbul and Mardin, trying to find his estranged wife. He left her to try to get rich and lost touch after he had been imprisoned. Now, he is desperate to find her. But when he eventually tracks her down, a nasty surprise awaits and he is drawn into a conflict which destroys his new-found happiness.

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