Broken Angel (film)

Broken Angel

Teaser poster
Directed by Aclan Bates
Produced by Leslie Bates-Büyüktürkoğlu
Kevin Totti Corchiani
Written by Leslie Bates-Büyüktürkoğlu
Tulay Pirlant
Starring Nehir Erdoğan
Nilüfer Açıkalın
Patrick Muldoon
Devon Odessa
Fay Masterson
Jay Karnes
Ayşe Nil Şamlıoğlu
Zachary Charles
Yuri Bradac
Music by Kemal Günüç (Turkish version)
Edwin Wendler (international version)
Cinematography Neil Lisk
Edited by Aclan Bates
Radu Ion
Bayard Stryker
Chris Ward
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14)
Country United States
Language English

Broken Angel (Turkish: Meleğin Sırları) is an adaptation of the novel 'Windy City' (Ruzgarli Sehir),[1] the film tells the real-life story of Ebru, a Turkish girl who came to America in the 1980s and fell prey to the image of fame and fortune.


A young Turkish girl comes to America in search of the life she saw in the movies and on TV. Broken Angel shows that life for a foreigner is not always the Hollywood life, especially when you do not speak the language. As she is slowly swallowed by the realities, only one boy, a deaf artist, can reach her and save her life.

The film also debates American-Turkish relations and the perceptive image of Turks in the U.S. and vice versa. Broken Angel premiered in Istanbul and Izmir.


Directed by Aclan Bates Buyukturkoglu Actor Role
Nehir Erdoğan Ebru
Ajla Hodzic Asli
Nilüfer Açıkalın Filiz
Patrick Muldoon Kevin
Devon Odessa Elizabeth
Fay Masterson Mimi
Jay Karnes Michael Levy
Clyde Kusatsu Dondi
Colin Fickes Hank
Ayşe Nil Şamlıoğlu
Maree Cheatham Mrs. Kraus
Zachary Charles Rusty
Yuri Bradac Grigori


The picture was filmed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007.[2]-[3]


Kemal Günüç (Turkish version)
Edwin Wendler (international version)
Victor Kaply - Music Supervisor (international version)

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Broken Angel LLC, the company behind the film project Broken Angel, announced that they have designated Bridge to Turkiye Fund as their favorite charity. This means that 10% of all investment in the film, as well as a portion of the profits, will be used to benefit the needy in Turkey through the fund.[4]


  1. Broken Angel (2008) - Based on a Novel
  2. Hurriyet: filming of Broken Angel Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-02-27. Talk Turkey- Broken Angel release
  4. Newstime7: Bridge to Turkiye Fund Archived March 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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