Leader of a radical Islamic organization, Anti Christ whose name turned out to be a phenomenon who was sought with red notice by Interpol was reported to have been taken into custody in the USA. In order to fetch the convict, the two most successful policemen of the Turkish Police Department fly to the USA. Everything from then on seems easy but things are never the same as they seem. The story taking place within Istanbul, New York and Bitlis triangle challenges the recent-era Turkey and underlines America’s paranoia with the Islamic world after 9/11.
Turkish Singer Mahsun Kirmizigul’s recently released movie ‘Five Minarets in New York’ focuses on Islamophobia and a blood feud around the character Hacı Gümüs, a religious leader from Bitlis living in the United States. The movie’s name is a reference to the old folk song ‘Five Minarets in Bitlis,’ as there are five mosque minarets in the Bitlis skyline.
The only theater in the Turkey’s southeastern province of Bitlis recently hosted the popular movie “Five Minarets in New York” (New York’da Bes Minare), allowing local residents to watch their hometown on the silver screen. Bitlis plays a prominent role in the major action film.
Starring: Mahsun Kirmizigul, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, Robert Patrick, Haluk Bilginer, Mustafa Sandal
Directed by: Mahsun Kirmizigul
Screenplay by: Mahsun Kirmizigul
Release Date: November 5, 2010
MPAA Rating: None.
Box Office: $23,352,786 (Foreign Total)
Studio: Strand Releasing