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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Story 1- On September 16, 1890, the Turkish battleship Ertugrul experiences a disaster. 618 crew members fall out of the battleship and into the deep waters off the coast of Kushimoto, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Nearly 500 crew members die in the accident. An extraordinary rescue effort is taken by the local residents to save the Turkish crew members.
Story 2 - In 1985, during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein announces his intentions to attack airplanes flying over the airspace of Iran. 215 Japanese nationals are in Teheran, Iran. The country of Turkey offers to place the 215 Japanese nationals on the first Turkish airplane out of Iran, even though about 500 Turks are in Teheran.
- Based on two true stories. Early working title for the film was “Ertugrul” (エルトゥールル) .
Additional Cast Members:
- 2016 (39th) Japan Academy Prize - March 4, 2016
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction (Hidefumi Hanatani)
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording (Nobuhiko Matsukage)
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