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Hittites (2003)

Hititler (original title)
A documentary about the rise and fall of the Hittite empire, which existed about 3500 years ago in what is now central Turkey.

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King III. Hattuþili
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Burak Sergen
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Yesim Aliç
Asli Altaylar
Gülhan Elmalioglu
Atilla Eroglu
Fikret Kuskan
Hüseyin Köroglu
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A documentary about the rise and fall of the Hittite empire, which existed about 3500 years ago in what is now central Turkey.

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A lost and less known civilization, revived successfully.
16 October 2004 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Hittites are a lost and less known civilization lived thousands of years ago, tens of decades before Christ in Anatolia, the cradle of ancient civilizations. The movie is rather a full length documentary and a fine told story about 120 minutes.

I watched the DVD version which was also well prepared even with some bonus DVD giving out the details and efforts on how the film was made.

Tolga Örnek, a young and hard-working Turkish director, who is well known with his two consequent documentaries Atatürk and Mount Nemrut which were also successful, wrote, designed and directed Hittites.

The movie used digital technology as well as filming on locations in Turkey, Syria and Egypt took almost 2 years to be prepared. Several archaeologists were interviewed and a fine cast of Turkish film industry took role in dramatizations.

The most important role of Hittites in history were that they had been a bridge between the west & the east, they had improved diplomacy and maintained peace not only with wars but politics, and most importantly they had written down what they did for the next generations.

The visual effects including models and computer animation makes the movie look like a high budget one, though I presume most of the budget was spent on research, post production and location shots.

With the beautiful original soundtrack and the wonderful nature shots made in Anatolian landscape, the story goes smooth and mysterious as the Hittites were.

As a result, I highly recommend the movie especially to people devoted in history and world peace.


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