This movie shows us there is an archaic country in the east which is
making suffer for strangers. There is ugly and bad people lives which
we can say them simply; Muslim Orientals. There is some prison like
hell and every one inside them are gay. That people shows respect their
great leader by put his picture on every toilets wall. This is what
movie told us. And I will tell the truth.
In 1970's Turkish people demanded some democratic rights by actions.
Like every growing country, 68's were energetic and full of ideas for
their country. They wanted a liberated country of law. They weren't use
drugs for peace, peace must have to be earn! In the same time, there
were CIA agents too. They trained some bad people (we know them as
counter guerillas) for torture to that young and hopefully people. Many
prisons fulled with thinking prison. This movie is very weak to show
suffer that people had. In addition there weren't any American citizen,
only Turkish mind prisons and American torturers.
I know Alan Parker and Oliver Stone are both left minded cinema makers.
But obviously they didn't care their friends in this movie except Greek
and Armenian lobby in USA. I don't tell this movie is lying, but
doesn't tell anything about truth either. The real truth is Oliver
Stone came to Istanbul after made his movie 'Troy' and danced in all
night clubs, ate dinners in some elegant restaurants and had a boat
trip with beautiful womens. He newer try to learn something about
ordinary people in Turkey.
This is just a movie, yes. But after all, art must be kind for
different cultures. Even cultures in the east. I will finish with a
great phylosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (14th Century Anatolia);
'Come in. Come in, without limitation of what are you or who are you.
Muslim, Christian, Jude, Pagan, come in. Our home is not home of
desperation, come in.'.
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Life for a drug smugler in the Mid-East..
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The supporting cast is great
This is a decent movie at the best of times and completely overdone at
other times. The acting is terrific from the supporting cast but I
wasn't overly impressed with the leading actor playing Billy Hayes, he
laid it on a bit thick at times. As I read about the movie I concluded
as others have, that this movie isn't based entirely on reality. The
author himself has said the movie has little to do with what actually
happened to him. Yeah, it's a bit racist against the Turks as well.
Yet, it's a movie and you have to accept that this isn't the true story
at all. Based on these criteria I would say that this is a very decent
movie but it's not exactly great..