Turkey’s popular film franchise, Valley of the Wolves, will be releasing a new installment on November 5th, in more than 100 countries.
In light of recent events, the plot of the film should come as no surprise:
The hero of the series, Polat Alemdar—a gun-toting agent with a fondness for sharp tailoring—and his men go to Palestine in the wake of Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla. Following much effort, Polat and his men capture the Israeli commander, named Moshe Ben Eliezer, who planned and managed the raid.
Played by Necati Şaşmaz—who had never acted before—whose voice is dubbed by another actor, Polat is sometimes described as the Turkish James Bond. Millions of young Turks idolize him, imitating his mannerisms and speech.
“Valley of the Wolves: Palestine” is projected to cost over $10 million, making it one of the most expensive Turkish films ever.