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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 ... 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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All 40 actors went through an intense military training prior to filming. 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: Have you ever asked for a loan soldier? I did, banks didn't give me any. They expected me to own something but I didn't. Here I am, responsible for 39 soldiers and mountains and valleys and the sky as far as your eyes can see. But they don't see it as ownership. Because I don't have your deeds, you can't have deeds of people.
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Soundtracks

Hayat Kadini Allahsiz Surtuk
Written by Tezcan Yildiz
Performed by Turgay Atalay
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Scripts that waited for 20 years to show up :(
18 October 2009 | by htamerursavasSee all my reviews

The only fake part of film was the geography of the mountain.And we could disregard that because there is an ongoing war in its original geography. Cast was made of cinematography students, but they were playing themselves. Turkish people are much likely to enjoy the drama than others but the film has its own war atmosphere. Not like other wars, this war has much hide and seek tactics and ambush mechanics. Director himself is a soldier. He had duty on same mountains as well as characters. But its not a war film. Its a peace film. True dialog, true characters, true film. I wish i could see the war ended. This movie is not about the war. don't think about the terrorism in Turkey that about the movie. Nor militarist neither anti-militarist. Not just about the terrorism. This movie is about the life. Lifes, which lives in 40 different souls. This is about the love. to love someone, poems, dreams, and to love mainland. Just to protect their land for to go their sweet home.This is not a fake bravery story. you will see the fear in their eyes. You'll see the tears. And you will consider what is the meaning of innocent soldier. Watch it, you will not lose anything. You 'll gain a life. And you will do anything to protect your life. This movie will tell you what is the meaning of love, under the threats of bullets.


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