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143 Ratings

The Herd


Directed by Zeki Ökten
Turkey, 1979


Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family decides to sell its sheep – a most precious commodity – in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be paid to petty officials, sheep are stolen or die in the packed, airless wagons, and the sick wife.

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The Herd Directed by Zeki Ökten

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1979 | 3 wins including: Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award (Forum of New Cinema)

Locarno International Film Festival

1979 | Winner: Golden Leopard

1979 | Special Mention: Feature Film

BFI London Film Festival

1979 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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