Tells the story of a free spirited peasant woman, Gülcan (Türkan Şoray), who is not afraid to challenge authority. Her husband İbrahim (Kadir İnanır) goes to Germany as a guest-worker and she has to face life alone. She loses all that she has but is determined not to give in. The Return deals with its contemporary issues: The 70s were the times when migration from rural areas (to big cities in Turkey and Europe) was at its height and it was a politically turbulent era. The story consists of several events that are quite familiar to Turkish cinema audiences from the film cycles about countryside and immigration.