Yıkılmayan Adam

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Yıkılmayan Adam
Directed by Remzi Aydın Jöntürk
Produced by Hasan Baykara
Deniz Kalkavan
Written by Celal Uysal
Ali Fuat Kalkan
Starring Cüneyt Arkın
Suna Yıldızoğlu
Eşref Kolçak
Levent Çakır
Release date
1977
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Yıkılmayan Adam (The Indestructible Man) is a Turkish political film by director Remzi Aydın Jöntürk, is the final film of his "Adam Trilogy". It comes after Yarınsız Adam (Man Without Tomorrow) of 1976 and Satılmış Adam (The Sold Man) of 1977. Cüneyt Arkın plays the leading role. The film tells the story of the class struggles in Turkey in the late 1970s with a powerful style.[original research?]

It is memorable for several scenes. The first is the "Bar Scene" where Çakır, portrayed by Cüneyt Arkın, gets angry at the youth in the bar because they are humiliating a veteran soldier. The second scene is the ending where everybody betrays Çakır and point their guns at him. While walking in front of the crowd, Çakır is killed but never falls to the ground-a symbol of the masses that won't surrender even in the case of death. Remzi Aydın Jöntürk, in fact, used a real labor strike gathering organized by the Revolutionary Labor Union (DISK) as the scene for this final scene displaying some of the banners of the left-wing trade union movement, DISK. This particular scene later led him to be charged by the Military Court on grounds of "Promoting Communism".[original research?]

Characters[edit]

  • Çakır or Yıkılmayan Adam - The loyal lieutenant who serves Nadir Ağa.
  • Nadir Ağa - The mafia leader who hires Çakır's father when he needs money to survive and then looks after Çakır when he is sent to prison.
  • Memduh - A rich businessman who doesn't care about other people. He wants to destroy Çakır to show his power.
  • Fatoş - The daughter of Memduh, later the lover of Çakır.

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