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THE HERD

Sürü

Directed by Zeki Ökten, Yilmaz Güney
Turkey, 1979
Drama

Synopsis

Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family decides to sell its sheep – a most precious commodity – in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be paid to petty officials, sheep are stolen or die in the packed, airless wagons, and the sick wife.

Synopsis

Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family decides to sell its sheep – a most precious commodity – in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be paid to petty officials, sheep are stolen or die in the packed, airless wagons, and the sick wife.

The HerdDirected byZeki Ökten, Yilmaz Güney

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1979 | 3 wins including: Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award (Forum of New Cinema)
Locarno International Film Festival
1979 | Winner: Golden Leopard
1979 | Special Mention: Feature Film
BFI London Film Festival
1979 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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