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Midnight at the Pera Palace


Midnight at the Pera Palace is a 2022 Netflix - Turkish time travel historical drama television series directed by Emre Şahin starring Hazal Kaya, Tansu Biçer and Selahattin Paşalı. At a historic Istanbul hotel, a journalist is thrust into the past and must stop a plot from unfolding that could change the fate of modern Turkey.
Esra (Hazal Kaya), a young orphaned journalist (grew up in an orphanage) in modern-day Istanbul, is assigned to write an article about the upcoming 130th anniversary of the Pera Palace Hotel. The manager, Ahmet (Tansu Biçer), who shows her around and explains the history of the Pera Palace and some of its famous guests. Esra is particularly intrigued by the story of Peride, a young woman who apparently saved Mustafa Kemal from an assassination plot orchestrated by the British in 1919, during the occupation of Istanbul.
The Pera Palace truly existed and welcomed guests as famous as Ernest Hemingway or Josephine Baker. Agatha Christie wrote her novel "Crime on the Orient-Express" at this hotel. Based on the book: Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul by Charles King

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