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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Friend

    The weakest Güney film I've seen. Understandable is the intention to capture Turkey's modernization and the youth's vulnerability to all sorts of libertinisms and emancipations that stand for lack of character in a bourgeois urban setting that subsumes village life under the 'tourist' gaze. Yet, Güney's film succumbs to stereotypical and languid moralizing and patronizes both youth and spectators. Disappointed.

  2. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film Friend

  3. Ezuzuzu's rating of the film Friend

    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.

  4. Sancar Seckiner's rating of the film Friend

    Cult work in Turkish cinema.

  5. bertan gökmen's rating of the film Friend

    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.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Friend

    A Turkish man of the people visits a friend from years before and exposes his rich, bourgeois life for the empty shell it is, by showing him the misery, hardships and paradoxically happiness of the people outside his privileged lifestyle. Reminds one of Pasolini's 'Theorem' without the catholic guilt and an added dose of melodrama. Interesting mix of eastern and western film styles.

  7. Seth Heywood's rating of the film Friend

    Not really engrossing in its story. Nice soundtrack though. Also bikini-clad ladies on the beach always make good viewing.