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Conquest 1453 (2012)

Fetih 1453 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 25 April 2012 (USA)
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After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

Director:

Faruk Aksoy

Writers:

Melih Esat Acil, Atilla Engin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devrim Evin ... Sultan Mehmed II
Ibrahim Celikkol ... Ulubatli Hasan
Dilek Serbest Dilek Serbest ... Era
Cengiz Coskun Cengiz Coskun ... Giovanni Giustiniani
Erden Alkan Erden Alkan ... Chandarly Halil Pasha
Recep Aktug Recep Aktug ... Constantine XI
Raif Hikmet Cam Raif Hikmet Cam ... Aksemseddin
Naci Adigüzel ... Granduk Notaras
Sedat Mert Sedat Mert ... Zaganos Pasha
Mustafa Atilla Kunt Mustafa Atilla Kunt ... Sahabettin Pasha
Ozcan Aliser Ozcan Aliser ... Saruca Pasha
Yilman Babaturk Yilman Babaturk ... Ishak Pasha
Murat Sezal Murat Sezal ... Isa Pasha
Faik Aksoy Faik Aksoy ... Karaca Pasha
Huseyin Santur Huseyin Santur ... Baltaoglu Suleiman Pasha
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Storyline

In 1453, the Byzantine capital of Constantinople is surrounded by Ottoman Turks. The city is but a shadow of its former glory due to the empire's ever receding coffers, while the Ottoman Empire continues to grow rich. After years of tolerating the existance of Byzantium, the ambitious sultan, Mehmet II launches his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in arguably the greatest siege of that age. Written by conor845

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Taglines:

The fall of an empire will be the rise of another.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Trivia

Mohammed Ali was the first leader in 600yrs to govern with independence from Constantinople; under him the common people were the underlings. Ali needed money for his schemes of industrialization, irrigation and employing brutal overseers to gouge taxes from people. Any who fell behind were urged to flee the village and had their land seized. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Giovanni Giustiniani uses a telescope to watch the invading troops. The telescope was not invented in the West until the early-1600s. See more »

Quotes

Aksemseddin: Patience is the second mind to men.
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Referenced in Coming Soon (2014) See more »

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Bad Scenario - Excellent Production
18 February 2012 | by iremkosogluSee all my reviews

I can accept this movie has the strongest and newest production so far in Turkey, besides 'conquest' wouldn't be better theme if worldwide attention is desired by Turkish history. Before I watch the movie I was filled with an expectation of heroic, enthusiastic fiction.However I frustrated. I laughed a lot; during the movie. Cause the dialogues were just like what I've read at high school history books. I would expect new information, deeper and more creative dialogues and language. I don't have a word to say to the movie technically. Moreover, I didn't like Mehmet as his outer view. The original Mehmet was supposed to be uglier and tough; but he had a kind of baby face, and I think he had a plastic surgery on his nose. These are important details if you are shooting an history movie and want it to be talked for years, I guess. During the movie I like the scene of Mehmet and his son Bayezid, but I still think this scene would be projected more drastic and touching to awake the audience. In the beginning of the movie there were so many cuts to give every detail; they would be given in longer scenes, cause they just made me feel sick. I can understand that there must be a love theme in a movie as long as being good. But in 'Conquest' it was averaged (even bad). Throughout the movie I waited to hear a military band march. It would really make the audience's hair stood on end. Finally I watched a good old-time Byzantium and Ottoman movie (1970's). The Conquest of Istanbul must have been made with a much more better scenario.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

25 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Box Office

Budget:

$18 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,730, 8 April 2012

Gross USA:

$35,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,797,045
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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