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La Route désespérée

Desperate Road

(Amansiz yol)

by Ömer Kavur



La Route désespérée

Director: Ömer Kavur

Script: Ömer Kavur, Baris Pirhasan

Cinematographer: Orhan Oguz

Music: Ugur Dikmen

Cast: Kadir Inanir, Zuhal Olcay, Yavuzer Cetinkaya, Ferda Ferdag, Mine Cayiroglu

Producer: Ömer Kavur

Production: Alfa Film

Year: 1985

35 mm, Colour, 95 min, 
OV Turkish with English Subtitles
French Subtitles


Best Turkish Long Feature 1986

Hasan, a worker who has worked for years in Germany, returns to Turkey and hired as the driver of a long-haul truck. When he eventually finds his estranged ex-lover Sabahat and her husband Yavuz in İstanbul, a nasty surprise awaits him: Yavuz is maimed in a car crash, and now caught in a web of illegal affairs. The family is struggling in poverty, and Sabahat is forced to prostitution to provide for her daughter. When Hasan confronts Yavuz’s gang of thugs, he decides that is would be best to flee and take Sabahat and her daughter to his relatives in Mardin for protection. And thus begins the thousand miles-long and anxious journey of Hasan, Sabahat and Ayşe, the quasi-family followed by a vengeful gang.

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