I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, I think it was the first Turkish movie I have ever seen and only therefore it was a really interesting watch. The other thing that impressed me was how much Turkey must have changed in the last 40 years (on the other hand, I have never been there so I might be completely mistaken). Concerning the movie itself, it was actually quite strong and I don't think it has lost much of its impact after all these years. In my opinion, this movie was about the fact that the Turkish people was and maybe still are too much focused on punishment and vengeance when they should try to be more compassionate and forgiving towards other people and it's an universal message that is still topical nowadays for everyone. Concerning the fact that they chose to tell the stories of 5 different inmates, to be honest, I'm not so sure if it was such a great idea. Sure, on one hand, they were then able to be more diverse and show more ways to handle such a situation but, on the other hand, if they would have gone for just one or two characters, they could have expanded their tales and go much deeper. As a result, the end-result felt slightly shallow. Still, it remains a really strong movie and it is definitely worth a look.