Suru (1978)

Run Time - 129 min.  |   Countries - Turkey  |  
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A clan of sheepherders attempt to cope with the modern world in this melodramatic tragedy. The youngest son wants to take his wife into a city to be treated for internal bleeding, but the boy's father, the clan patriarch, will only allow her to receive treatment after the clan has successfully negotiated the perils of a trip to Ankara in order to sell one of their flocks of sheep. On the way, they encounter the depredations of greedy officials, thieves, and their own foolishness. When the boy finally gets his wife to the doctor for treatment, religious scruples prevent her from allowing a proper medical examination, and she dies.



family-strife, shepherd