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Crimean (2014)

Kirimli (original title)
The human tragedy and the suffering of the Crimean Turks who were taken hostage as prisoners of war in German prison camps during World War II.


Burak Arliel


Cengiz Dagici (novel), Atilla Ünsal | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Bülent Alkis ... Mustafa
Ali Barkin ... Halil
Baki Davrak ... Bauer
Sertaç Ekici Sertaç Ekici ... Prisoner of war
Suavi Eren Suavi Eren ... Gestapo
Selma Ergeç ... Maria Kosecki
Burç Kümbetlioglu Burç Kümbetlioglu ... Kilicbay
Joshy Peters ... Schultz
Gülçin Santircioglu ... Anette
Andrey Polyanin Stan Andrey Polyanin Stan ... Russian Soldier
Serhat Sümer Serhat Sümer
Murat Yildirim ... Sadik Turan
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The human tragedy and the suffering of the Crimean Turks who were taken hostage as prisoners of war in German prison camps during World War II.

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Once again, Turks fail to impress with a war story
8 April 2016 | by ufster-2See all my reviews

There is something about the Turkish epic war stories which cause them to end up being stale, unimaginative and disinterested. This flick fails to overreach that barrier the same way it's predecessors do. Many if not all feel like cheap reproductions of The Birth of a Nation where the story tries to work on the moral superiority, if not infallibility, of the Turkish protagonists fighting the despicable and most of the time inexplicably cruel non-Turkish (preferably Slavic, Nordic, Helenic - not in that particular order) antagonists. It even lacks the propagandistic quality the writers intended as a result.

Any good war story must try and build on the human, not the superhuman, aspects of the protagonists in accepting their deficiencies, vulnerabilities and aspirations as parts of the whole. There is no reason for any non-Turk to ever relate with these characters and whatever reason there is for a Turk to do, adds up to mount the propaganda value of the flick. All in all a waste of time, even for those who might be interested in this particular minor chapter of WW2 for historical curiosity, for there is very little of value in that department in terms of accuracy or depth.

Save yourself the time and avoid it.

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12 December 2014 (Turkey) See more »

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Crimean See more »

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Afyonkarahisar, Turkey See more »


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