The Sacrifice (1979 film)

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The Sacrifice
Directed by Atıf Yılmaz
Produced by Atıf Yılmaz
Written by
Music by Yalçın Tura
Cinematography İzzet Akay
Release dates
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

The Sacrifice (Turkish: Adak) is a 1979 Turkish drama film, directed by Atıf Yılmaz and written by Başar Sabuncu based on a true story by Faruk Erem, featuring a peasant who sacrifices his youngest child to God. The "pathological tale," according to Rekin Teksoy, "focuses on superstitious belief through the interjection of eyewitness accounts." It was scheduled to compete in the cancelled 17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, for which it received Belated Golden Oranges for Best Screenplay and Best Actor.[1]



  1. ^ Teksoy, Renkin (2008). Turkish Cinema. Istanbul: Oğlak Yayıncılık. p. 62. ISBN 975-329-611-8. 

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