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THE LAW OF THE BORDER
Cannes Classics - World Cinema Foundation

HUDUTLARIN KANUNU

(THE LAW OF THE BORDER)

Directed by : Lufti AKAD

Year of production : 1966 Length : 74 minutes

Synopsis

Life at the border is very tough. The land is stony and dry, farmers plough fields of sand and illegal trafficking seems to be the only way to make a living. In Deliviran, a village near Urfa close to the Syrian border, Hidir’s chief is involved in smuggling and gets shot. Hidir tries to stay out of illegal activities but circumstances contrive to push him in the opposite direction until he accepts to take a herd of sheep across the border. Amidst poverty and the landmines Hidir struggles to keep his dream and his young son alive.

Credits

Lufti AKAD - Director

Lufti AKAD - Script / Dialogue

Nida TÜFEKÇI - Music

Yilmaz GÜNEY - Script / Dialogue

Ali UGUR - Cinematography

Casting

Pervin PAR - Ayse, the teacher

Hikmet OLGUN - Yusuf

Atilla ERGÜN - Zeki, first lieutenant

Yilmaz GÜNEY - Hidir

Erol TAS - Ali Cello

Tuncel KURTIZ - Bekir

Film's poster © DR

Contacts

Production

DADAS FILM


International sales

WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION - www.worldcinemafoundation.org


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HUDUTLARIN KANUNU

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