After betraying his social class, denying his peasant roots and fleeing his native village, Ahmed has become a successful businessman and has found a place in the sun among the bourgeoisie. Azem, his childhood friend, has followed a quite different way.
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Arkadaş is a very didactical film interwoven with dualist expressions and streotypes. Characters lack in dimensionality. Scenerio is weak. However, shooting a political movie in Turkey, especially in those times; 70s, required courage. Yılmaz Güney impressed me for that reason. If you want to sense zeitgeist of the leftist politics in Turkey, you should watch Arkadaş.
bu filmde bir şey olmuyor. başından sonuna kadar. zaten önemi de bundan. birşey olmadan birşeyler anlatmaya çalışması. yılmaz güney iki farklı karakter ve iki sınıf üzerinden anlattığı eşitsiz bir toplumsal düzen.