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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

The true story of foundation of modern Turkish Republic

10/10
Author: ryquelm from United States
28 June 2006

Especially Rutkay Aziz-Mustafa Kemal ATATURK acts his role as perfect as the other movie 'Kurtulus' which he also acts as Ataturk too. This is the true story of foundation of Turkish Republic between the years of early 1920's to 1933. Especially the movie indicates the battle of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk against the radical Islamic groups, providing secularism to the new Turkish Republic and likewise, his incredible modern revolutions that were applied to a Muslim country before major modern European countries. After all of his revolutionary actions Turkiye(Turkey) became a secular and modern country in just 10 years. Particularly, For Turkish people this movie became into a more important situation on these years in terms of regarding and respecting Ataturk and his revolutions.

As a movie, except Rutkay Aziz and Savas Dincel-Ismet Pasa none of the other cast members are really successful. If you really want to learn some history knowledge about the foundation of Modern Turkish Republic or if u wonder some about Mustafa Kemal's political life, this movie ll help you to understand all well. But if you are seeking some kinda fluent historical action movie, you don't like it and likewise probably you don't understand this movie .

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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Historical hotchpotch with no soul

Author: sanliizzet from Turkey
29 October 2011

Cumhuriyet (The Republic) is another failed attempt to picture the foundation of Turkish Republic. On the other hand, for Turkish audience this is just an "Ataturk" movie.

This movie is a case study to teach wasting a hansom amount of money on costumes does not make a movie good. All the aspects of good movie making is neglected by the director. First of all, lead cast is just a farce. Rutkay Aziz playing Atatürk, has no similarities with Ataturk at all. He is fat, stocky, charisma free fellow with a bass voice where Ataturk was slim, handsome man with a high pitched voice. It is apparent that the Aziz did not bother to study Ataturk's mimics and gestures. The result is a stupid man claiming he is Ataturk and the only resemblance is his dyed hair.

Another problem of the movie is its story telling. The scenario wants to tell too many things and the result is almost fast forwarding spaced movie in which no special even is treated fairly. Everything happened so hastily and wrapped up all of a sudden.

This is not movie making and the result is extremely forgettable movie which looks rather Ataturk and his colleagues costume show and nothing more.

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