By Tolga ORNEK


Documentary - Completed 2005

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tolga ORNEK
    • Writer(s)
    • Tolga ORNEK
    • Producer(s)
    • Tolga ORNEK, Hamdi DOKER, Burak ORNEK
    • Synopsis
    • It began as a demonstration against the Ottoman Empire by Great Britain and her allies. Nine months later, it had become one of the fiercest and most controversial battles of the First World War.
      Produced in over six years and seven different countries, “Gallipoli,” is the story of ordinary men forced by circumstances to do extraordinary things. The courage with which they faced hardship and the sacrifices they made are brought to life through their own words.
      Newly uncovered diaries, letters, and photographs from both sides; interviews with international experts; on-location landscape, underwater, and aerial photography; 3-D computer animations; and dramatic re-enactments of trenches and battles, make this docu-drama not only the newest film on the subject, but also the most comprehensive.
      Narrated by Jeremy Irons with Sam Neill and with an original musical score recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, “Gallipoli” is the highest grossing documentary in the history of Turkish cinema.