While perhaps not as iconic or defining as some circles would tell, this fine film from director Yavuz Turgul reps a western influenced story featuring a magnificent turn by Semer Sen in the title role. Final moments are out of character with the rest of film but the action finale preceding that is indeed pretty epic.
A notorious bandit leader is released from prison after 35 years only to discover that his village has been destroyed by a dam and his girl has run off with his best friend, who it turns out was responsible for sending him to prison. He goes to Istanbul to find him and get revenge. A great film that blends gritty realism and an odd sort of fantasy violence to good effect.