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Gallipoli (2005)

Gelibolu (original title)
The Allied invasion of and campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War 1.

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Tolga Örnek

Writer:

Tolga Örnek (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Neill ... Narrator (voice)
Zafer Ergin ... Himself (narrator, Turkish version)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Demetri Goritsas ... Narrator (voice)
Jeremy Irons ... Narrator
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The Allied invasion of and campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War 1.

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A film of spectacular visual sweep and great emotional power (DVD) See more »


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Turkey

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,609,078
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Ekip Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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It really captures the awfulness and stupidity of this battle...it's unrelentingly grim!
5 July 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you are able to bear the oppressively grim nature of this documentary, you will get probably the best account of the stupid and wasteful Gallipoli offensive of WWI. The Mel Gibson film "Gallipoli" is also quite good but never really captures the level of wretchedness and waste you get in this Jeremy Iron-narrated documentary. But, I am warning you....if you are depressed the picture will only make it worse, as the battle was so long, wasteful and oppressive!

To make the film, they used a lot of film footage and photos from the battle--much like you'd see in many of the Ken Burns documentaries. And, like the Burns films (such as "The Civil War") you learn about the impact on the men involved by hearing their letters begin read. All in all, a great tribute to a lot of brave men...foolishly wasted in a hair-brained battle doomed to failure.

By the way, I generally use captions when I watch films. I am slightly hard of hearing but have used them for years since I have a deaf family member. I mention this because there is a problem with the captioning. First, it doesn't exactly match what's being said--it's more a summary. Second, the captions OFTEN came before the narration actually occurred. Both make it tough to watch this one if you can hear....so you might want to turn off the captions.


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