KURTLAR VADISI- FILLISTIN is a 2011 Turkish film adapted from a popular television serial akin to 24 or MIAMI VICE, the story of a special commando team who launch a covert mission to assassinate the leader of a deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza in the film's opening. Along the way, the team picks up an American tour guide who learns to differentiate her Judaism from Zionism and comes to embrace the Palestinian struggle before the final battle in the film's climactic half hour.
In many ways, this is a typical action-shoot-em-up film, with stock character tropes and pathos bordering on the melodramatic. Make no mistake, this is not a Michel Khliefi film. Instead, it strives to be a legitimate, professional-looking film akin to THE BOURNE IDENTITY or the films of Jerry Bruckheimer, using lighting, camera, and cinematography norms from films like BLACK HAWK DOWN (including a scene with a helicopter that seems to borrow from the earlier film) to create a wholly secular but pro-Palestinian film, one which differentiates Judaism from Zionism, patriotism from theocracy, and legality from illegality, always operating in a zone based around notions of justice derived from Turkish society.