BREATH

NEFES: VATAN SAĞOLSUN

By Levent SEMERCI

FIYAB (TURKISH FILM PRODUCERS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION) - as SALES All rights, World / PROMO

Drama - Completed 2009

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 organisation PKK reached its peak point.

Festivals
& Awards

3rd Yeşilçam Award 2013
2010 - "Best Film Award"
17th Adana Altın Koza International Film Festival 2013
2010 "Best Director" Award & "Audience Award for Best Film"
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 128 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Levent SEMERCI
    • Writer(s)
    • Levent SEMERCI, Hakan EVRENSEL, M.Ilker ALTINAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Mustafa USLU (DIJITAL SANATLAR), Murat AKDILEK, Levent SEMERCI
    • Synopsis
    • A major who had just lost two people in his command
      in a combat with PKK militants arrives at the station and takes charge. He finds it very difficult to step out of the state of depression due to his recent loss and so intimidates his soldiers into bettering themselves to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again.

      During his stay there, he came across a PKK
      militant called the "Doctor"; who intervenes in his phone calls with his wife through radio frequencies. This becomes almost habitual with frequent exchange of hostile words ; "Why do you live like pigs instead of being a doctor in your village and serving your people"; the Major asks and "I would rather live in my mountains as a freeman than being a doctor from your universities" the Doctor replies.

      In parallel to that, we observe daily routines of Turkish soldiers and their sincere phone calls with their loved ones as we approach to the inevitable end.
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