we have seen several of these films in holywood. but it is more interesting for us to see identical examples coming from israel and turkey. these are two nations, among many in which male soldierhood is seen as a mode of survival for the deteriorating state. both set in idylic landscapes, both romanticizing martrydom, both secured huge box office and both praised for their aesthetic approach… nationalism by way of film aesthetics.

example 1. a.:
NEFES (commercial trailer)

example 1. b.:

NEFES (most youtubed scene – english subtitles)

example 2: beaufort (commercial trailer)