R | | Drama, War
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
Director Russell Crowe wanted Cem Yilmaz for the role of Sgt. Jemal because he was very familiar with his talent. In fact they got along so well that Crowe tweeted "Darling Cem you are not funny these days" as a joke in Turkish.
Lt-Col Cyril Hughes:
What were you doing before the war?
Major Hasan: This is Ottoman Empire, there is no such a thing as before the war here. But in another life I was an architect.
The Turks storm the (empty) ANZAC trenches on the 20th December 1915. The movie portrays this as a sunny day with hot weather. In reality snow and frost appeared as far back as November with as many as 16,000 cases of frostbite and exposure reported for November alone.
English, Turkish, Greek, Russian
$1,220,335 (USA) (26 April 2015)
$4,190,530 (USA) (28 June 2015)
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