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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
This is one of the most horrible movies i ever saw. The Turkish conquest of constantinopel is depicted as a heroic deed of heroic men. In truth, the massive Turkish army of over 150,000 soldiers fought against a meager last minute established 8,000 byzantine/ venetian defense force. Which they only conquered thanks to enormous cannons made by hungarian engineers. What happened when the city was conquered was worse: raping murdering pillaging. Priests where murdered in the churches while holding services. The ottoman soldiers even started destroying the aya sofia, which mehmet II only could save just in time (he was admiring the byzantine art).
This movie however is a complete false rewriting of history with the turks as superheroes; which i guess is nice to watch if your a turk with no interest in history and can put up with really bad acting.
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