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Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996)
"Istanbul kanatlarimin altinda" (original title)

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The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ege Aydan ...
Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi
Okan Bayülgen ...
Lagari Hasan Çelebi
Beatriz Rico ...
Francesca
Savas Ay ...
Bekri Mustafa
Burak Sergen ...
Murad IV, sultan of Ottoman Empire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akasya Asiltürkmen ...
Hezarfen Ahmet 's Sister
...
Evliya Çelebi
Altan Günbay
Berke Hürcan ...
Musa
Tuncel Kurtiz ...
Recep Pasha, Topal
Zuhal Olcay ...
Kösem Sultan
Giovanni Scognamillo
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The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and Evliya Celebi are four good friends who do research to enable human beings to fly. During the sea battle which took place between the Ottoman Empire and the Italians, a ship which had been seized in the Mediterranean Sea is brought to Istanbul, and a young wounded lady named Francesca, the daughter of the killed Captain, becomes a slave for Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi. Hezarfen heals Francesca's wounds, who has been working on deciphering Leonardo DA Vinci's works in Rome and soon, although she is mute, they start working to find out the secret of flying. Meanwhile they fall in love with each other. The film, also illustrate the days of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. In a very strict and powerful environment, the principal four characters struggle to realize their dream, and among the generous ... Written by camoka

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terrific movie
14 June 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This film can be regarded as the resurrection of the Turkish film industry. you can find the feeling of being free against all forces that stand as obstacles to be an individual.After you see that movie, it is most possible to criticize you about why i am trying to get more things in this life if it has an end.Maybe, you can think deeply that my job is not what i am actually want to do and you can say that i could achieve many things if i have not cared the money so much.And LOVE does not need to talk, two people, Ahmet and Franchesco, who do not know the languages of each other show that LOVE does not need to talk. As far as the musics of the movie are concerned, They are excellent and they are effectively integrated to the scenes of the movie. I wanna say that Tuluyhan Ugurlu, composer of the musics, made these musics just for that movie. I advise everybody to see that film.


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