DirectorYilmaz Guney, Zeki Okten Release dateSeptember 27, 1978 (1978-09-27) Music directorMelike Demirag, O. Z. Livaneli, Sivan Perwer CastTarik Akan (Sivan), Tuncel Kurtiz (Hamo), Melike Demirag (Berivan), Yaman Okay (Abuzer), Erol Demiroz (Necirvan) Similar moviesDirected by Yilmaz Guney, Movies about sheep, Set in Turkey
The Herd (Turkish: ) is a 1978 Turkish drama film, written, produced and co-directed by Yilmaz Guney with Zeki Okten during Guneys second imprisonment, featuring Tarik Akan as a peasant, forced by a local blood feud to sell his sheep in far away Ankara. The film, which went on nationwide general release on September 27, 1978 (1978-09-27), was screened in competition at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won Interfilm and OCIC Awards, the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won Golden Leopard and Special Mention, was scheduled to compete in the cancelled 17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, for which it received 6 Belated Golden Oranges, including Best Film and Best Director, was awarded the BFI Sutherland Trophy and was voted one of the 10 Best Turkish Films by the Ankara Cinema Association.
Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be paid to petty officials, sheep are stolen or die in the packed, airless wagons, and the sick wife of one of the family's sons becomes deathly ill.
17th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Belated Golden Orange for Best Film (won)
Belated Golden Orange for Best Director: Zeki Okten (won, also for The Enemy)
Belated Golden Orange for Best Music: Zulfu Livaneli (won)
Belated Golden Orange for Best Actress: Melike Demirag (won, shared with Gungor Bayrak for The Enemy)
Belated Golden Orange for Best Actor: Tarik Akan (won, also for The Sacrifice, shared with Aytac Arman for The Enemy)
Belated Golden Orange for Best Supporting Actor: Tuncel Kurtiz (won)
Belgian Film Critics Association: Grand Prix (won)