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The Girl with the Red Scarf

  • Turkey / 1977 / 90min / Colour
  • Original Title : Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim
  • Director : Atif Yilmaz


A classic and endlessly watchable love story that never dates. Inspired by the novel of acclaimed Soviet writer Cengiz Aytmatov. Atif Yilmaz adapts one of history's greatest love stories to the screen with a fine, sensitive touch. The French poet Aragon described The Girl With The Red Scarf as "the world's greatest love story".Ilyas is a truck driver working on the construction site of a dam. He meets a village girl named Asya by chance and they fall in love and get married. Their love, however, does not last long. Ilyas starts drinking and as a result he loses both his job and Asya's love. The situation worsens and Asya takes her son and leaves Ilyas. She soon runs into trouble but luckily meets Cemsit who helps her. A relationship begins to develop between Cemsit and Asya. But one day Ilyas returns and Asya then has to make a choice between the two men.

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