Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with...
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance. Written by
(at around 11 mins) When praying in congregation by the East River (at Kent Street, Brooklyn, to be exact), they're facing Southeast, whereas the Qiblah direction in NYC is towards the Northeast. (58 degrees East of geographic North, to be exact.) See more »
Thought I was getting an action movie, turned out to be poorly executed propaganda!
Well they do know how to shoot a trailer. I thought I was going to an action thriller but it turns out I'd paid to watch ill-disguised propaganda for the leader of a religious cult. If you know who I mean you have no reason to see this film; if you don't, and you are interested in that kind of thing, this is a good introduction to a defining feature of modern Turkey.
Memorable bits? Mustafa Sandal lecturing Danny Glover on how EU accession negotiations have improved human rights in Turkey was pretty cringeworthy in its defensiveness. And it made no sense whatsoever to dub the English-speaking Americans into Turkish and then have Turkish cop Mahsun Kirmizigul not be able to understand them. But the action sequence at the start with the police suddenly whipping off their burka disguises was pretty cool.
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