The Enemy (1979 film)

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The Enemy
Directed byZeki Ökten
Yılmaz Güney
Produced byYılmaz Güney
Written byYılmaz Güney
StarringAytaç Arman
Music byYavuz Top
Arif Sağ
CinematographyÇetin Tunca
Edited byZeki Ökten
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
133 minutes

The Enemy (Turkish: Düşman) is a 1979 Turkish drama film, written, produced and co-directed by Yılmaz Güney with Zeki Ökten during Güney's second imprisonment, featuring Aytaç Arman as Ismail an overqualified young Turkish worker who unable to find employment is reduced to poisoning the local stray dogs and begging his father for part of his inheritance. The film was screened in competition for the Golden Bear at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival in 1980, where it won an Honourable Mention and the OCIC Award.[1] It was also scheduled to compete in the cancelled 17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, for which it received four Belated Golden Oranges, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.




  1. ^ "Berlinale 1980: Prize Winners". Retrieved 17 August 2010.

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