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Yılmaz Güney

Yılmaz Güney

  • Born on
    • April 1st, 1937
  • Died on
    • September 9th, 1984
Yılmaz Güney was a Kurdish film director, scenarist, novelist, and actor. He quickly rose to prominence in the Turkish film industry. Many of his works were devoted to the plight of ordinary, working class people in Turkey. Güney won the Palme d'Or with the film 'Yol' he co-produced with Şerif Gören at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982. He was at constant odds with the Turkish government because of his portrayals of Kurdish culture, people and language in his movies.

Filmography

Acting (8 Credits)

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1975The Poor as Abuzer
1974Friend as Azem
1972Agit as Çobanoğlu
1971Baba as Cemal
1971Umutsuzlar
1970Hope as Cabbar
1968Seyyit Han: Bride of the Earth as Seyyit
1966Law of the Border as Hidir

Himself (1 Credits)

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1982Room 666 as Self (voice)

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