Friday, 29.03.2019 at 7:00pm
OV with English subtitles
Director: Yılmaz Güney
Turkey 1971, 96 min.
The caretaker Cemal decides to move to Germany as a “Gastarbeiter” (guest worker) to provide a better life for his family. After a German doctor deems Cemal unfit for work, his dreams are shattered. But then his boss’s son commits a murder and Cemal’s employer offers him a fateful deal: if Cemal says he committed the murder, then his boss would take care of his family and provide a compensation when he is released. Cemal agrees…
At the end of the 1960s, the Kurdish actor and filmmaker Yılmaz Güney, originally Yılmaz Pütün (1937-1984), scrutinized the country’s capitalistic structures with his “Devrimci Sinema“ (“Revolutionary Cinema“). His films strongly take up the side of the oppressed. In 1981 he went into exile in Paris and died there two years later. His film Yol (1982) won the Palme d’Or at the film festival in Cannes.