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The Breath (2009)
"Nefes: Vatan sagolsun" (original title)

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Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mete Horozoglu ...
Cpt. Mete
Ilker Kizmaz ...
Srg. Ilker Cavus
Baris Bagci ...
First Lieutenant Baris
Ozgur Eren Koc ...
Resul
Riza Sonmez ...
Doctor (Voice)
Engin Hepileri ...
Taksideki Adam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Birce Akalay ...
The wife of Cpt. Mete
Ibrahim Akoz ...
Ibo
Serkan Altintas ...
Vedat Dinckaya
Turgay Atalay ...
Haberci Turgay
Ertunc Atar ...
Ertunc
Okan Avci ...
The dispatch rider of First Lieutenant Baris
Baris Aydin ...
Cemil
Engin Baykal ...
Radio Op. Srg. Sedat
Muharrem Bayrak ...
Mami
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Storyline

A small group of Turkish soldiers in a remote patrol station in eastern Turkey face their near-certain death, during a time the conflict between Turkish Army and separatist militant organization PKK reached its peak point. Written by umuts

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If you fall asleep, you die...

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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16 October 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Nefes  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Events depicted in the film are loosely based on the "First Aktutun Attack" on 13 September 1992 where 22 soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists. See more »

Goofs

Story takes place in 1993 but the song "Gotur Beni Gittigin Yere" performed in the film was written in 1996. See more »

Quotes

Mete Yüzbasi: Have you ever asked for a loan soldier? I did, banks didn't give me any. They expected me to own something but I didn't. Here I am, responsible for 39 soldiers and mountains and valleys and the sky as far as your eyes can see. But they don't see it as ownership. Because I don't have your deeds, you can't have deeds of people.
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Gotur Beni Gittigin Yere
Written by Arap Sukru
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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the first movie
17 October 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely the first Turkish movie regarding its topic. A film that tells the story of people doing their military service at a territory of terror has never been made before. The film reflects the psychology of soldiers very well. So, the film is quite important for its script. The script is based on a true story. Besides all these, the colors are used effectively and gives the atmosphere of the film to the audience in a good way. The music is also used more differently than any other Turkish movies and the music is appropriate with the dialogs and scenes.It is one of the most realistic films I have ever watched. Turkish people had already deserved such a movie for that they live in a country suffering from terror since 1980s.So it is a movie that should have shot much before.For only being the first for its script, it deserves 9 out of 10.


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