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The Breath (2009)

Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun (original title)
Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

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Levent Semerci
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mete Horozoglu 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

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,291,338
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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 "First Aktutun Attack" on 13 September 1992 where 22 soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists. 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

Mete Yüzbasi: If you die here, some fancy dressed people will report your loss on the TV. For 2 minutes! No, not even 2 minutes, 45 seconds. 45 seconds and that's all you will ever get.
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Hayat Kadini Allahsiz Surtuk
Written by Tezcan Yildiz
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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Poetic war drama....
18 April 2012 | by CurtHerzstarkSee all my reviews

I know very little about the PKK or the Turkish military, however I have met kurds who fought in various organizations fighting mainly against former dictator Saddam Hussein in Iraq during the 80's.

Watching this film that almost only depicts this conflict from the Turkish side, makes it very bias but offers also a rare glimpse into the Turkish feelings about terrorism, and the armed struggle against the kurds.

We get to follow a military unit in the Turkish mountains fighting against a mysterious terrorist(and his terrorist cell) who kills mostly of his enemies with a Dragunov sniper rifle.

Via a hijacked telephoneline he taunts the military units commander and also spreads his propaganda. The day to day harassments by this man and his terrorist cell is too much for the military commander and soon things will happen.

It is not heroic or waterdown version we get here, sure there are scenes when the Turkish military comes across as very noble but there is also fear, anxiety and quite simply the question of why are they here? Being deployed this far up in the mountains fighting a neverending conflict, for very little money, praise etc, is it really worth it?

There also scenes that contain very beautiful visuals, the cloudbursting, closeups on ice, etc and singing and poetry recitation by the young soldiers. For a western audience this may feel odd, and there are many passages that don't have any dialogues at all.

There is also some critique against the Turkish military, and this came as surprise for me, since Turkey has had a long history of military control and military coups.

It is very poetic war drama with some very graphic scenes of violence, anxiety, definitely not suited for kids. Some scenes reminds me of Terrence Malicks excellent war drama The Thin Red Line (1998), Coppolas Apocalypse Now (1979)etc.

So for viewers who has no problems with a slowpaced, poetic war drama should check this one out.


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