Kurtulus (1994)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutkay Aziz ...
Savas Dinçel ...
 Gen. Ismet Pasa (as Savas Dincel)
Ayda Aksel ...
 Corp. Halide Edip Hanim
Mahmut Cevher ...
 F.Marsl. Fevzi Pasa
Asli Öyken ...
 Nesrin Hanim
Ege Aydan ...
 Capt. Faruk Bey
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Aytaç Arman ...
 Gen. Enver Pasa
Haluk Kurtoglu ...
 Gen. Papoulas
Macit Koper ...
 Gen. Hadjianesti
Alev Sezer ...
 Gen. Trikoupis
Mehmet Aslantug ...
 Capt. Fazil Bey
Mehmet Ege ...
 Gen. Fahrettin Pasa
Müsfik Kenter ...
 Gen. Harrington
Timur Selcuk ...
 Gen. Refet Pasa
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Gen. Ismet Pasa: Is there something, Asim Bey?
Officer Asim Bey: Yes Pasha.
Gen. Ismet Pasa: What?
Officer Asim Bey: Opponents didn't join the elections. The period of the Supreme Military Command haven't been extended because of the absence of majority.
Gen. Ismet Pasa: o the supreme military commandment of Mustafa Kemal has ended. He hadn't even asked for it. The assembly which he encouraged to be founded, demanded it. Has it been given? No. His nation which he reunited under the flag of independence, the nation he rallied with their lives and wealth... He has beaten an army ...
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Independence story of a new-born nation from ashes of the destructed Ottoman Empire during WWI.
22 December 2004 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

The "Kurtulus" (Eng. "Liberation") is the greatest production in Turkish film industry. TRT (Turkish Radio Television Institution), state TV corporation, produced this mini series - or TV movie - with the greatest actors and actresses working in the Turkey's greatest theater companies. Despite Rutkay Aziz (as Mustafa Kemal Pasa), Savas Dincel (as Ismet Pasa), Ayda Aksel (as Halide Edip Hanim), T.P. McKenna (as Lloyd George) and Mahmut Cevher (as Fevzi Pasa) are the leading acting team, the remainder of the cast are doubtless "magnificient" for their realistic acts.

The story begins with the end of Inonu Battle II. England's use of Greece and its people as a war machine is showed from an objective perspective. Turkey's marvelous persistence not to be defeated, while the Greek army approached to Ankara for just 30 miles, is reflecting the character of a nation which starts the destruction of the Britain's Imperialist foreign policy. War scenes, soldiers' map talks and political games in Turkish interior and exterior politics are quite realistic and non-boring.

The cinematography, direction, objectiveness, costumes, art direction and great music compositions are the key elements other than the wonderful cast.

It is a pity that the whole film is in Turkish and is just watched by the Turkish audiences. I just want to make my Greek friends to watch this film. Because, the film itself is just compound of the naked truth of the era. The film emphasizes on the humanist officers in both Turkish & Greek armies. Especially, the conversation between Gen. Trikoupis and Mustafa Kemal Pasa is almost a friend talk in military traditions.

Lloyd George, P.M. of the Great Britain, summarizes the film in the end: "The centuries rarely produce a genius. It is our bad luck that the great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation." referring to Mustafa Kemal Pasa.

The film is great. The acts are great. The message of the film is great.

This is all great. 10/10


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