Valley of the Wolves film shot 311.
(photo credit: Pana Films)
The trailer for a new Turkish film featuring a particularly violent rendition of
the May 31 Gaza flotilla incident was released on the Internet this
The movie, Valley of the Wolves – Palestine, is a spinoff from the
controversial but highly popular TV drama series Valley of the Wolves, which
tells the story of a nationalist undercover agent assigned to kill state
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The series sparked a diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel
earlier this year after an episode showed Israeli security forces kidnapping
children and shooting old men. The incident resulted in the Turkish ambassador
to Israel being called back to Turkey.
Scenes in the new movie portraying
the flotilla were filmed aboard the actual ship involved, the Mavi
The trailer depicts Israeli soldiers firing automatic weapons at
pipe-wielding passengers on the ship. Later scenes show prisoners being shot,
and gunfights between a Turkish hit-squad and Israeli soldiers.
plot of the film involves the hit squad – the central characters in the
television show – traveling to Israel to track down the IDF commanders
responsible for the raid on the Mavi Marmara
The film was projected to
cost over $10 million, making it one of the most expensive Turkish films ever
made, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet
A previous movie, Valley of
the Wolves: Iraq
, sold over 4.2 million tickets, raising high
the upcoming chapter. The earlier film portrayed American soldiers in
rampantly killing Iraqis. The movie was met with criticism that it was
anti-American and anti- Semitic.