The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
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A fine action drama based on a realistic fiction on terror.
I missed the movie in the theaters, but finally bought a DVD since I know Tolga Örnek is one of the best directors in Turkey with quite remarkable documentaries as Hittites & Gallipoli on the last decade. He also directed Devrim Arabalari ( Cars of the Revolution ) which told the sad story of the first Turkish made automobile in 1961. The movie is much better than many action & drama movies on terrorism, especially fundamentalist terrorism which began emerging with the 9/11 events. The story covers many aspects of the life of the Turkish counter- terrorist teams & the intelligence missions as well as their relations with the western colleagues. Even there's a slight story of love between two members which already seems to end in a dramatic way. Meltem Cumbul, who is a very talented actress, plays a part as an officer in the team named Reyhan. She wears a totally different character leaving all her beauty aside. Timuçin Esen ( Fikret ) is in the leading role, but he plays without ups & downs, with some vengeance & passion. The special effects are quite well done regarding the low budget, also the soundtrack done by Cavit Ergun, Can Gox & Erdem Tarabus gets a credit. The continuity of the movie is just as it must be, not boring, but not going too fast that'll make you miss some points. Well done Tolga Örnek... Another success in my opinion...
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