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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If you fall asleep, you die...

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Nefes  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Soldier: [on the radio] I threw them hand grenades, I ran out of hand grenades. My launcher is useless. One of the machine guns is not working. It is not working. Everything depends on you. My men are down.
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Hayat Kadini Allahsiz Surtuk
Written by Tezcan Yildiz
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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So real! Excellent!
23 October 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

One of the most realistic war movies ever. It's all about humans and no politics or nationalistic messages are artificially included as seen even in the best American war movies. An objective look to a real drama. The characters and their relationships that are put into the story background are carefully created and fit into the story telling perfectly. You can feel they are not bulletproof, perfect fictional heroes but fragile people from real life like anybody else. The thrilling flow through calm atmosphere and gradually increasing tension makes this movie exceptional. Fight scenes are also very impressive. A must see! Excellent direction.


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