The first film directed independently by Yilmaz Guney, Seyyit Han a simple love story set against the backdrop of rural life in Turkey, and considered by many to mark the beginning of cinema as a means of Turkish social criticism.
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One of Güney's best films, this tale of feudal feuds in rural Turkey, constructs the best of the bucolic drama around a doomed love affair, whlst at the same time it exposes with dramatic flair and biting criticism the violent rituals in a rigidly stratified society. The Sergio Leone influence is put to fantastic use in the showdown scene preceded by naturalistic camera and a sharp premonition of the death to come.