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Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mete Horozoglu ... Cpt. Mete
Ilker Kizmaz Ilker Kizmaz ... Srg. Ilker Cavus
Baris Bagci Baris Bagci ... First Lieutenant Baris
Özgür Eren Koç Özgür Eren Koç ... Resul (as Ozgur Eren Koc)
Riza Sönmez Riza Sönmez ... Doctor (Voice) (as Riza Sonmez)
Engin Hepileri ... Taksideki Adam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Birce Akalay Birce Akalay ... The wife of Cpt. Mete
Ibrahim Akoz Ibrahim Akoz ... Ibo
Serkan Altintas ... Vedat Dinckaya
Turgay Atalay Turgay Atalay ... Haberci Turgay
Ertunc Atar Ertunc Atar ... Ertunc
Okan Avci ... The dispatch rider of First Lieutenant Baris
Baris Aydin Baris Aydin ... Cemil
Engin Baykal Engin Baykal ... Radio Op. Srg. Sedat
Muharrem Bayrak Muharrem Bayrak ... Mami
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Storyline

A small group of Turkish soldiers in a remote patrol station in eastern Turkey face their near-certain death, during a time the conflict between Turkish Army and separatist militant organization PKK reached its peak point. Written by umuts

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you fall asleep, you die...

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

De ademtocht See more »

Filming Locations:

Antalya, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Creavidi,Fida Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Events depicted in the film are loosely based on the "Derecik Attack" on 27 September 1992 where 33 soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists in a major offence. On 29 September 1992 the 200 terrorists who participated in the station attack were neutralized. See more »

Goofs

Story takes place in 1993 but the song "Gotur Beni Gittigin Yere" performed in the film was written in 1996. See more »

Quotes

Doktor: See that captain? I tore your station down.
Mete Yüzbasi: I can still see the roof Doktor.
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Soundtracks

Hayat Kadini Allahsiz Surtuk
Written by Tezcan Yildiz
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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Turkish Patriots - All the Way!
19 January 2011 | by dilarasdadSee all my reviews

Wow... I didn't know what to expect when I watched this film. I was completely blown away by the story and the experience. When I discovered that it was based upon a true story, it only kicked me that much harder.

I've actually had people make comments to me about how they would love to be American after seeing a film like Air Force One. I never understood their desire until I saw this film... It made me wish I could be a Turkish soldier! I'm biased - what can I say? I have the utmost respect for the Turkish Asker. So much that I would lay down my own life to protect Turkey and each and every brother that defends her.

That said - this picture is powerful and moving. Forget the attitudes experienced in main stream cinema. This movie pulls out the feelings and the pride from within, no matter what your nationality may be.

It hurts to face reality of war. But imagine how the soldiers felt.


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