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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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16 October 2009 (Turkey)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Events depicted in the film are loosely based on the "Derecik Attack" on 27 September 1992 where 33 soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists in a major offence. On 29 September 1992 the 200 terrorists who participated in the station attack were neutralized. 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: Orhan had a wife, two kids and he had recently bought a car. He never got to see his car you know? They bought it when he was on tour. But he never came back. That is the man I cared the most in life soldier. He couldn't leave anything behind but a widow and two orphans. Oh and a car of course.
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Gotur Beni Gittigin Yere
Written by Arap Sukru
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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magnificent!
29 October 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

this film will give you a chance to question the meaning of war and the mind of military. Nefes is an anti-militarist film. i found some similarities with Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. in almost every war film, we say that there is no meaning in war. yes, it is. but if the subject is your country, it is not the case. sometimes you have to fight, kill people in order to survive. this film is actually about psychology of soldiers also of their families, lovers etc. almost every sentence has hidden meanings. i wish i could catch quotes! especially the letter of general to his wife :( thank you all for this masterpiece! you should watch it before dying.


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