Dry Summer (Susuz yaz) (1964)

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Two brothers, Osman and Hasan, disagree over allowing neighboring villagers to use the water on their land. Osman surrounds the water with barriers to prevent others from using it. Being a good man, Hasan argues that the others should also use the water. Confessing a murder actually committed by his brother, Hasan is convicted and sent to jail. After his release he learns that Osman used deception to take away his wife and marry her. Hasan loses control. In the ensuing fight, he drowns Osman in the water and then clears away the barriers.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Manson Distributing

Critic Reviews for Dry Summer (Susuz yaz)

All Critics (1)

The black-and-white shot drama has no surprises.

Full Review… | December 18, 2014
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Full Review… | December 17, 2013
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Dry Summer (Susuz yaz)

½

A good movie that ends up having some great twists and turns. It's interesting in that the movie follows the antagonist around. The construction of the story seems a bit rough. The acting is fairly good and the cinematography is nice. I would never have watched this movie if I knew they were going to kill a dog. The scene of them doing so seems to randomly come out of nowhere, so there's no foreshadowing of the event. They really kill the dog, too - no movie trickery or special effects. I wish I could unsee/unhear that...

Marcus Hambright
Marcus Hambright

A Turkish farmer antagonises his neighbours and his younger brother by trying to monopolise the local water supply during a period of drought. I was a little disappointed with this. The argument over water rights, which takes up the first half of the movie, is (if you'll pardon the pun) shallow, repetitive and boring. There is some drama in the second half, but it pivots on such a colossal piece of gullibility that it's impossible to take seriously. As far as I'm concerned, anybody who confesses to a crime he didn't commit, trots docilely off to clink to serve his time and leaves the real culprit to "look after" his beautiful young wife, that sap deserves everything he gets, with interest. The film is very attractively photographed and has a good score. BE WARNED though: it does contain some senseless and unpleasant animal cruelty.

Stephen M
Stephen M

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