by Fatih Akin
Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he hears that his two daugthers are also still alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.
Fatih Akin is a German filmmaker of Turkish origin. He won the Golden Bear for HEAD ON in 2004 and became one of the most influential European directors. He was 30 years old at that point. At that time he had already completed Film school, two short-films, one documentary about his parents' migration from Turkey to Hamburg and three feature films.
He achieved his following international success with the drama THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007) for which he won the price for BEST SCREENPLAY at Festival de Cannes. The film also received The European Film Award and German Film Award.
For his following film SOUL KITCHEN (2009) Fatih Akin was honoured with the SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY at the Venice Film Festival. With his production company corazón international, founded in 2004, he has produced several films alongside his own productions, including the internationally successful films CHIKO, TAKVA and MIN DÎT. Fatih Akin has been directing his films exclusively for bombero international since 2012. THE CUT was shot in 2013 in Cuba, Canada, Jordan and Germany and is the first bombero international film release.
2014 THE CUT
2012 POLLUTING PARADISE (MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN)
2009 SOUL KITCHEN
2008 NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (EPISODE)
2007 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE)
2006 CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL
2004 HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND)
2000 IN JULY (IM JULI)
1998 SHORT SHARP SHOCK (KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS)
Makram J. Khoury
Director Fatih Akin
Screenplay Fatih Akin, co-author Mardik Martin
Director of Photography Rainer Klausmann
Producers Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig
Co-Producers Fabienne Vonier, Francis Boespflug, Alberto
Fanni, Valerio de Paolis, Ruben Dishdishyan, Aram Movsesy, Laurette Bourassa, Doug Steeden, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska
Executive producer Flaminio Zadra, Nurhan Sekerci
Format DCP, 35 mm / color
Length 138 min
Original Language English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish