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Yılmaz Güney, Turkey 1970, 100 Min., OV with English subs
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The impoverished carter Cabber loses his horse and cart in a traffic accident in town. After he realises that he will no longer be able to support his family through paid work, he decides to earn his money through roundabout means. So with his last bit of money he invests in a ticket in the national lottery. When this does not come to anything, he throws himself into searching for an intangible treasure lost in the distance: indefinitely leaving his wife and child...  

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.