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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. Nearly 300 Japanese nationals are in Teheran, Iran. The country of Turkey offers to evacuate the Japanese nationals by sending a Turkish airplane. For the remaining Turks who are still in Tehran this means that they won't be able to board their own country's evacuation flight.
- 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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