The Mountain (2012 film)

The Mountain (Turkish: Dağ), also known as Forgotten Soldiers, is a 2012 Turkish drama film directed by Alper Çağlar.[2]

The Mountain
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Directed byAlper Çağlar
Produced byAlper Çağlar
Mars Entertainment Group
StarringÇağlar Ertuğrul
Ufuk Bayraktar
Fırat Doğruloğlu
Mesut Akusta
Cengiz Coşkun
Gözde Mutluer
İpek Bağrıaçık
Ali Aksöz
CinematographyMehmet Başaran
Edited byAlper Chaglar
Caglar Arts Entertainment
Distributed byPinema
Release date
  • November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office₺3,008,601[1]

The film tells a fictional story in which a duty team sent from a troop to repair a field antenna suddenly falls into an ambush. One short and one long term soldier, the only ones to survive, finally put an end to the war between themselves and join hands for the struggle against the real enemy. Carrying only two rifles, four magazines, a broken antenna and their survival instincts. The mountain is a heroic tale of two young soldiers who discover brotherhood and fortitude.


Oğuz from Istanbul, despite having a legal right and money to pay for a shorter period of military service, he chooses to do it for a longer time no matter what rest of the people around him imposes to do. One week before he is discharged, he finds himself in such a danger to test his courage.

Bekir, who wrangles constantly with Oğuz, has been a long term soldier. He gets on well with neither his commanders, nor his term friends. He has two additional years to be discharged because of his rebellious actions. However Bekir has pure and unconcerned courage; to be side by side and shoulder by shoulder with Oğuz against the ambush will be a hard test even for him. Having put aside their past animosity just before the raid, they will force limits of bravery in the hardest conditions, and fight together against terrorism, performing exploit in an isolated, freezing and wild area.



A small team made the film working in difficult conditions, with temperatures as low as -15 °C and snow covered meters high, facing snowstorms in one of the peaks of Palandöken and Konaklı, Erzurum. Shooting began in March.[3][4]


A sequel, The Mountain 2, was released in 2016.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dağ". Box Office Turkey. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ "'Dağ' Filmi Ankamall'da Gösterime Girdi". 17 November 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Palandöken'de, Dondurucu Soğukta Film Çektiler". 7 May 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Filmi Çekerken Nefesimiz Kesildi". 19 May 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

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