FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Polat Alemdar and his men comprise a Turkish commando team are going to Palestine to get revenge of the aid workers who were killed by israeli commandos in the Flotilla bound to Gaza... See full synopsis »
Iskender Büyük is accused of treachery and coup, and standing trial at constitutional court. This story about "GLADIO Organization" is being told from point of view of a deceived insider, and an ex-Special Forces Lt. Iskender Büyük.
After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.
April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against ... See full summary »
Farouk Omar is a historical Arab series co-produced by MBC1 and Qatar TV and directed by Hatem Ali, which is based on one of the best companions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and ... See full synopsis »
This film was the the subject of heated discussions in Germany. Originally it was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK, but distributor Maxximum appealed this decision which resulted in a "Not under 16" rating. Then the film became a success, especially amongst turkish teenagers. The success resulted in massive media coverage. This in turn resulted in broad discussions from politicians (especially from the Bavarian conservative CSU party), youth organisations etc. about the films "Anti-American statements" and their influence on youngsters. After another appeal (from the minister for family and integration from Northrhine Westphalia) the FSK raised the rating back to the original "Not under 18". See more »
During the final firefight when Polat sneaks up behind an American, the American turns and can be heard firing his rifle, however there is no muzzle flash visible. See more »
The film compresses a series of proved (in some cases alleged) atrocities by American soldiers in Iraq into a single story line. Fine. I have no problem with that, and it works pretty well because what is portrayed in the film rings bells of recognition by the viewer. We all know about Abu Ghraib about massacres at wedding parties about people dying of suffocation in closed transport trucks about rogue soldiers.
So is it propaganda? Maybe. But so what? It's no worse than the hundreds of American "action" films over the past several decades that targeted Eastern Europeans, Arabs, Muslims, Iranians, Russians, Latin Americans .basically, the rest of the non-American world.
I liked it.
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