Ilyas Bazna works as a butler in the British Embassy in Turkey during WW2. After Bazna starts to work as a German spy he is going to experience a series of unexpected events.

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Serdar Akar

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Alican Akdogan, Meric Aydin (staff writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erdal Besikçioglu ... Ilyas Bazna
Burcu Biricik ... Cornelia Kapp
Ertan Saban ... Wellington
Murat Garibagaoglu ... Moyzisch
Tamer Levent ... Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen
Mehmet Ulay ... Franz von papen
Çigdem Selisik Onat ... Wife Frans von Papen
Levent Ülgen ... Numan Menemencioglu
Mehmet Esen ... Yugoslavian Butler
Selen Öztürk ... Nevin
Mehmet Ezel Özgün Mehmet Ezel Özgün ... Agust
Gerry George Gerry George ... Winston Churchill
Peter Cunningham Jnr Peter Cunningham Jnr ... Adolf Hitler
Açelya Özcan ... Suzie
Sinem Süle Sinem Süle ... Helga
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Cicero, pseudonym of Ilyas Bazna, born 1904, Pristina, one of the most famous spies of World War II, who worked for Nazi Germany in 1943-44 while he was employed as valet to Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hugessen, British ambassador to neutral Turkey from 1939. He photographed secret documents from the embassy safe and turned the films over to the former German chancellor Franz von Papen, at that time German ambassador in Ankara. For this service the Hitler government paid Cicero large sums in British money, most of it counterfeited in Germany. Despite the evident authenticity of the films, the Nazi officials in Berlin mistrusted Cicero and are said to have disregarded his information. Who was Cicero? Was he a German spy or a spy working for the Turkish Intelligence (MIT)? Was he after money or was he just a man seeking vengeance for the death of his parents?

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In the concentration camp scene, A Turkish car made in Tuzla, under Jeep license is seen. These ones started at 60's. See more »

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Pity for expectations
14 July 2019 | by gokselcinSee all my reviews

A very brilliant story has been wasted by the director. The story of spy Elyasa Banza is an excellent opportunity to create a realmaster. However, in Çiçero, acting performance are under-level, the scenario has lots of faults and thus, fails to create needed tension, everyone speaks Turkish but foreigner characaters very randomly starts to speaks their mother language by inadequate pronunciation etc... Therefore, Çiçero not only wasted a beneficial material but also failed to manage the level of an overall popular movie.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | German | English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Cicero See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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$2,013,066
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16:9 HD
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