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Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun (2009)

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

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Cpt. Mete
Ilker Kizmaz ...
Srg. Ilker Cavus
Baris Bagci ...
First Lieutenant Baris
Ozgur Eren Koc ...
Resul
Riza Sönmez ...
Doctor (Voice) (as Riza Sonmez)
Engin Hepileri ...
Taksideki Adam
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Birce Akalay ...
The wife of Cpt. Mete
Ibrahim Akoz ...
Ibo
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Vedat Dinckaya
Turgay Atalay ...
Haberci Turgay
Ertunc Atar ...
Ertunc
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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

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If you fall asleep, you die...

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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All 40 actors went through an intense military training prior to filming. 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

Doktor: See that captain? I tore your station down.
Mete Yüzbasi: I can still see the roof Doktor.
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Soundtracks

Hayat Kadini Allahsiz Surtuk
Written by Tezcan Yildiz
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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Significant
18 October 2009 | by (Izmir, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Nefes is first of its kind in Turkey. Through the eyes of a small brigade of soldiers stationed at the border, the film examines the armed conflict that has been going on for more than 30 years in south-eastern Turkey.

Filmed on the high mountains of southern Turkey, the landscape provides a stunning and poetic backdrop. The seclusion, hardship and the tragedy these people had to endure is central to the story.

The film has its minor flaws but nevertheless it is effective in putting the audience in the shoes of these soldiers. And it is specifically significant to the Turkish citizens; for they will have a chance to truly empathize with those who rendered services in the region.


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