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Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996)
119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and Evliya Celebi are four good friends who do ...See moreThe story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and Evliya Celebi are four good friends who do research to enable human beings to fly. During the sea battle which took place between the Ottoman Empire and the Italians, a ship which had been seized in the Mediterranean Sea is brought to Istanbul, and a young wounded lady named Francesca, the daughter of the killed Captain, becomes a slave for Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi. Hezarfen heals Francesca's wounds, who has been working on deciphering Leonardo DA Vinci's works in Rome and soon, although she is mute, they start working to find out the secret of flying. Meanwhile they fall in love with each other. The film, also illustrate the days of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. In a very strict and powerful environment, the principal four characters struggle to realize their dream, and among the generous surroundings of historical parts of Istanbul, lies a great historical drama. Written by camoka See less
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Cinematographer
Ugur Içbak (as Ugur Icbak)
Casting Director
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Updated Mar 15, 1996

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Mar 15, 1996 (Turkey)

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14 cast members
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Ege Aydan
Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi   See fewer
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Okan Bayülgen
Lagari Hasan Çelebi Lagari Hasan Çelebi   See fewer
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Beatriz Rico
Francesca Francesca   See fewer
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Savas Ay
Bekri Mustafa Bekri Mustafa   See fewer
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Burak Sergen
Murad IV, sultan of Ottoman Empire Murad IV, sultan of Ottoman Empire   See fewer
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Akasya Asiltürkmen
Hezarfen Ahmet 's Sister Hezarfen Ahmet 's Sister   See fewer
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Haluk Bilginer
Evliya Çelebi Evliya Çelebi   See fewer
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Nazan Kesal
Fahise Fahise   See fewer
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Tuncel Kurtiz
Recep Pasha, Topal Recep Pasha, Topal   See fewer
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Zuhal Olcay
Kösem Sultan Kösem Sultan   See fewer
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Mustafa Altioklar
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 3,627 votes