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9 May 2003 (Turkey) See more »
A documentary about the rise and fall of the Hittite empire, which existed about 3500 years ago in what is now central Turkey. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Tolga Örnek 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tolga Örnek 

Produced by
Stuart Black .... assistant producer
Sadun Eren .... executive producer
Ali Kaygisiz .... producer
Sevda Kaygisiz .... producer
Robert Kirk .... executive producer
Rob Lihani .... executive producer
Peter Trevino .... co-executive producer (as Peter Hankwitz)
Burak Örnek .... executive producer
Tolga Örnek .... producer
Original Music by
Tamer Ciray 
Cinematography by
Ferruh Akgün 
Film Editing by
Hakan Akol 
Production Design by
Erhan Akgün 
Makeup Department
Davut Baskaya .... hair stylist
Esra Ersin .... makeup artist
Leda Seril .... makeup artist (as Leda Seril Yamak)
Yakup Ufak .... hair stylist
Sevinç Uçar .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bahar Evgin .... production supervisor
Ayhan Turgut .... production manager
Özgür Uçkan .... post-production supervisor
Özlem Uçkan .... post-production supervisor
Ismail Çaglar .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ayça Aklamuz .... first assistant director
Deniz Yamak .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Rich Allison .... sound designer
Erkan Altinok .... adr recorder: adr editor
Larry Forkner .... foley recordist
Ismail Karadas .... location sound
Ray Soldiuk .... sound designer
Gürhan Elmalioglu .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kadir Artuç .... grip assistant
Vedat Balta .... third assistant camera
Mustafa Bayram .... lighting assistant
Cem Beyhatun .... lighting assistant
Bestami Böyük .... grip assistant
Bünyamin Durgut .... second assistant camera
Yahya Duymaç .... grip assistant
Yavuz Eruzun .... focus puller
Mehmet Isçi .... lighting assistant
Feyyaz Kalya .... key grip
Ali Kara .... lighting assistant
Ata Kaygusuz .... gaffer
Cem Kaygusuz .... gaffer
Olcay Oguz .... first assistant camera
Ramazan Türkoglu .... grip assistant
Mehmet Yavas .... lighting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sema Gücer .... costumer
Music Department
Jan Holzner .... music recording engineer
Mario Klemens .... conductor
Other crew
Gary Beckman .... academic advisor
Trevor Bryce .... academic advisor
Billie Jean Collins .... academic advisor
Ali Dinçol .... academic advisor
Belkis Dinçol .... academic advisor
Gaballa Ali Gaballa .... academic advisor (as G.A. Gaballa)
Veysel Güzelci .... production assistant
David Hawkins .... academic advisor
Harry Hoffner .... academic advisor
Ali Baris Kaplan .... production assistant
Kayhan Kaygusuz .... production assistant
Filiz Peksen .... production assistant
Veysel Polat .... translator
Ayse Seeher .... academic advisor
Jurgen Seeher .... academic advisor
Pinar Sengül .... accountant
Feza Toker .... researcher
Theo von den Hout .... academic advisor
Gernot Wilhelm .... academic advisor
Tahsin Özgüç .... academic advisor


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hititler" - Turkey (original title)
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Turkey:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »


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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A lost and less known civilization, revived successfully., 16 October 2004
Author: ( from Istanbul, Turkey

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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