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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 ...
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Ibrahim Akoz ...
Ibo
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Vedat Dinckaya
Turgay Atalay ...
Haberci Turgay
Ertunc Atar ...
Ertunc
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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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Fighting heard on the radio in the middle of the film was actually taken from the fight at the end of the film. See more »

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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: Take shelter now!
Orhan: Sir get down
[jumps on the commander]
Mete Yüzbasi: Fire!
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Gotur Beni Gittigin Yere
Written by Arap Sukru
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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The movie that finally forced me to write my first comment in IMDb... Must see!
27 October 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on a an event of incursion of the small military stationery located at the top of the Mountains in Semdinli (Southeastern border of Turkey) by a PKK terrorist group in 1993. Despite of being a Azeri Turk, I tried to watch and discuss this movie objectively. Why this movie deserves to be watched? Because: This is a unique Turkish movie that incorporated humor, grief, reality, originality, art and most of all simplicity in performance.

The acting was pure and simple much like as an original Turkish soldier. A bunch of soldiers from different regions of Turkey connected in a quest. None of them actors were celebrities in real life. Made an impression that I would see and do the same things and have the same conversations if I were in military in some other place. I think nothing is exaggerated in the story and it has an objective opinion on the terrorism but explains it from the Turkish side of view. I've never seen such a pure and simple acting that made me feel in their shoes. The 'calling home' part of the movie is one of the greatest parts. In those couple of minutes I realized that it could be me, my friend (who is a doctor and made his military duty at the same region) or my relative. Don't know how other people would feel but every single Turk watching this movie will see a part of themselves in those soldiers' life. The director is very very successful in transmitting the atmosphere and he deserves a special mention for mastery in simplifying that movie which seems to be actually complicated in it's nature.

The artistic scenery especially from a photographic view is another thing that made me feel proud and happy as a photographer.

The music at the background successfully synchronized with the events and moods during the entire movie.

Finally, the movie is named as 'Nefes' which stands for 'the breath' and is explained in such a conversation that touched me deeply: 'In the fight what matters is breath: whether you 'take' it or 'give' at the end!'...

I'd advise anyone to watch this movie... You'll definitely like the cinematography, directing, acting and most of all this is one of the best achievements in Turkish cinema in my opinion...

Watch it!


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