After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.
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In 1453, the Byzantine capital of Constantinople is surrounded by Ottoman Turks. The city is but a shadow of its former glory due to the empire's ever receding coffers, while the Ottoman Empire continues to grow rich. After years of tolerating the existance of Byzantium, the ambitious sultan, Mehmet II launches his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in arguably the greatest siege of that age. Written by
Mohammed Ali was the first leader in 600yrs to govern with independence from Constantinople; under him the common people were the underlings. Ali needed money for his schemes of industrialization, irrigation and employing brutal overseers to gouge taxes from people. Any who fell behind were urged to flee the village and had their land seized. See more »
At one point, Giovanni Giustiniani uses a telescope to watch the invading troops. The telescope was not invented in the West until the early-1600s. See more »
When I first saw the title i was really interested in this them, especially because no film was made about the fall of Constantinople before, or not to my knowledge, I was excited about it. But to my huge disappointment this movie is all about glorification and exaggeration of the Ottomans, their ruler and other MACHETE SUPER heroes, a complete propaganda about the conquest of Constantinople and Balkan's. It remind's me of some cheap Turkish TV-shows and other trash movies,with bad acting, cheap special effects etc.. not a history movie that I was expecting at all! They really ruined the chance to make a good movie. Final scene of Sultan Mehmed II entering the Hagia Sophia almost made me throw up. I really wonder who gave this movie such a high grades.
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